"Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord." Eph. 5:22
Women who are constantly negative toward their husbands - especially by speaking evil of them to others - show great disrespect. Determine not to do that today (or ever!). This challenge to encourage is closely connected to submission.
Men respond to women who respect them. What do you respect about your husband? Part of that respect includes submission to his authority. Let your husband know how respecting him makes it eaiser to to submit to his leadership. Show your respect in public by listening to him and smiling at him while he speaks. Place your hand in his as you walk together.
If you feel there is nothing to respect, searchharder...nearly every man has some core characteristic that can be nurtured and repsected. In any case, you must still cultivate a sumissive spirit to his position of leadership..."as to the Lord."
Prayer for the day:
Pray that your husband will have a humble, teachable soirit and a servant's heart before the Lord. Pray that he will listen to God and desire to do his will. (Prov. 15:33; Eph. 6:6)