Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Loving On Your Husband

I've come to the point where I close my ears when I hear the term " the state of the economy..." Yes, we all know that our economy is in "a state". You won't hear me say one more iota about the subject after this post, I promise. But, this is for those of you dear sisters who, like myself, have been directly effected by "the state of the economy". Tightening our purse strings might be tough and at times downright maddening, but I have a feeling that it's peanuts compared to how it weighs on the souls of our dear hubbies. Whether you're a stay-at-home mom, contribute to the family budget, or even if you are the primary bread winner, I encourage you to take the time to encourage your husband. Let him know it's okay that you shop at the Salvation Army, let him know it's okay that your hair is your natural color right now, that it's fun to make baby wipes instead of buying them at the store. I bet if he knows these difficulties aren't as hard on you as he may think they are, that maybe they won't be as hard on him.


gina said...

agreed. good thoughts

Nelson Narratives said...

Right on. These "tight" times have been a wonderful reminder to us of how wasteful we can be and how little we actually need to get by. We have been forced to reevaluate our priorities and thus realizing that our lives aren't about our financial investments but rather the eternal ones. (Something we have always known in our heads but is hard to live out.)
Also, what a wonderful demonstration to our children it is to have a mom who loves Daddy for his character and hard work rather than how much stuff he can buy.
I'm thankful for a husband who gives his all everyday at work to provide for us and a God who has been faithful to make that paycheck enough to pay our bills!

livingpalm said...

I'm back from my Lenten blog fast and am encouraged by this post, Bethany. Strangely enough, I was just thinking this thought earlier today. For me, encouraging my husband means choosing not to pretend that I am completely disconnected from our financial decisions. It's way too easy for me to just not think about it at all = leaving him all alone with the decisions and weight.
Thanks for your wisdom!