Are you a wise woman building up your home? I’m thinking about our husbands and children.

If you’re not married perhaps you are taking care of your parents or other family members. Is the way you treat them as well as your daily attitude the kind that helps or hurts those around you?

 

 

I want to build-up my family. I know the Lord is more concerned about people than he is about the four walls and roof above me so when I read Proverbs 14:1 I think of my family. If I nag and complain and bark at my husband and kids (and I do all of those things on occasion) I’m eventually going to be a foolish woman who is plucking away at my home, tearing my home to pieces. No way do I want that!

 

 

Ladies, I’ve noticed a phenomenon in my home and you probably have noticed in your home too. Ready?… We seem to set the bar in our homes regarding attitudes/emotions – particularly the negative ones.  Its easy to feel justified in displaying our irritation by being short, impatient, loud, or unkind because…  well, it just.is!

But does that make it right? I don’t think so. I’m not saying its wrong to show irritation, its part of life. I think its in “how” we show it. Let’s look on the bright side who can’t use a good stretching in the department of patience and kindness? Anyone? Anyone? … /or is it just me?  *ahem.  Moving right along…

All the verses in this post are great reminders to me, here are a few more.

Proverbs 15:1-2 says, “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.”

Provers 14:17 tells us, “He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.”

Proverbs 12:25 …  “Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.” Doesn’t it make you sad to think that your words can bring heaviness to your husband or children’s hearts? It does me.

*The book of Proverbs in the Bible is full of great encouragement and wisdom for everyone searching for God’s answers. Want to know how to be a better wife, mother, husband, father, son or daughter and friend? Read a chapter a day and in a month you’ll have read the whole book. Its helpful to  journal (take notes) on how the Lord is speaking to you through his Words and memorize key verses that encourage you to obey God.

*All scripture used in this post is KJV, its the only version I trust and recommend and for good reasons. I have more to say on this issue coming up soon.

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Tracy Zdelar

Owner/Editor at Hall of Fame Moms
Tracy writes about homeschooling and just about anything related to family life in Ohio. Strong honest views will surface from time to time on topics related to truth, faith and freedom.