Saturday, January 3, 2015

Husband Praising Instead of Husband Bashing

My mom is 83 years old. She loves to be with her three daughters, granddaughters, and granddaughters-in-law as much as possible! Therefore, my sisters have organized frequent women's nights out for whoever is in town. We have a blast! Sometimes some of the menfolk will show up and join us. Then we'll pepper them with questions about their marriage and their love for their wife.

We had one last Tuesday night since Cassi and Emily were in town and Nick, my sister Alisa's youngest son, just proposed to his high school sweetheart, Maryann. Therefore, we wanted to celebrate her and have some good girl talk. 

She shared with us what she loved about Nick and it was a very long list. Then we all went around and shared what we loved about our husbands. {The rest of us are married.} The overriding theme was that we all married godly husbands who desired to be the best husband they can be! They all work hard to provide for their families and those who have children, love their children deeply.

The common denominator is we all married men who love Jesus and walk with Him. God commands us to marry believers. All of His commands are for our good and best. Life and marriage are difficult as it is but if you are young and not married yet, do not marry an unbeliever no matter how wonderful he seems to be. Ask the many women I mentor who are married to unbelievers and they will tell you, "NO!!!" 

Anyways, in the top picture are the young women who come to our gatherings. Beginning from top left is Alyssa, Julia, Cassi, and Emily. Maryann and Erin are in front. They are showing off their rings! The little white ball of fluff is Alyssa and Jon's new puppy! My grandbabies sure love him. You should see little Kenny pick him up. It's the cutest thing. He has finally found something alive that is smaller than him!

The bottom left corner are my daughters and me and the last picture my mom, sisters, and me. We all LOVE each other deeply and have so much fun together. Living life according to God's plans for our lives is SO good! Yes, we still suffer trials, hard times and pain, but God is so very good and His ways are best! Live for Him; enjoy His goodness and the fellowship we can have together as fellow believers on this journey of faith in Jesus Christ.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, 
and cometh down from the Father of lights, 
with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
James 1:17