1. I love number 5 – pray for him. I’m with you on this. I’ve seen God work almost overnight changes in my husband when I’ve gotten on my knees in loving prayer for him. It’s as if God is reminding me He wants what’s best too. 🙂

  2. Wonderful reminders, Marquis, to uplift our ‘warrior-husbands’ in these ways! Thank you for this encouraging post.

  3. Such great advice to encourage him to lead! Some men are not comfortable leading at first and sometimes we ‘knock them down’ so many times that they stop leading. These are great ways to encourage him to lead and help our heart and mind to submit. Thank you for this post!

  4. Marquis, I loved that you shared this very important truth! My husband loves it when I ask for his advice and help. He tells me it makes him feel like a man. 🙂

  5. Thank you, Marquis, for a very thoughtful post and good advice. In Jolene’s introduction to this series she said that we are going to be very open and not wear masks. So I’m going to throw off one of my “masks” and say that I struggle with some of the Christian “language” surrounding issues of marriage and leadership. I think it’s more of a struggle with the language than the concepts. For example, I have great respect for my husband and consider him the leader of our home, but I have never used the words “submit” or “submission” in regard to our marriage. They just carry too much negative baggage for me. So all that to say, I really loved this sentence – “I am simply saying to let your husband take the lead by not solving every problem yourself.” That just seems like such a positive, do-able concept. As wives we often feel like we have to handle everything, solve every problem, etc. But we don’t. And we shouldn’t.

  6. Thank-you so much for this reminder to be constantly encouraging my husband. It’s easy to be the “nagging” wife and point out everything he’s doing wrong. I love these 5 points you mentioned. Unfortunately, my husband’s not there yet at leading. It’s hard to be on a higher level than him spiritually, but I pray for him and I ask you guys to consider praying for him also. I look at #1 for instance and would love to be able to say, “…our children will learn so much from you biblically,” but it’s not. Therefore, I guess I have to take the other route and praise him in other areas. (So, you wives who are able to say that about your husbands, don’t take that for granted, because I would LOVE to be able to say those words to my husband some day!) He’s just not there yet, biblically. He goes to church, but I couldn’t tell you the last time he opened his Bible. I love the points though. They are encouraging to me to just be able to pray to God for my husband to someday “see the light” and lead our family by His will.

  7. I definitely need to remember to ask my husband’s advice and help more often. I also need to not nag him when he’s doing something I asked him to do. Then he gets frustrated and doesn’t want to do it! It’s so important to respect my husband and what he does.

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