Let Your Husband Help You

I want my Husband to trust me, to be confident in me and my abilities to keep our home.

But sometimes, especially in certain seasons in life, I need a bit of help. . . .shocker?!?!

No, not at all. . .I'm human and I will come up short. Way short.

However, I'm blessed to have a husband who realizes that being the keeper of the home doesn't always fit into a neat, little 9am-5pm box. Life happens. . .BIG TIME.

So, he cooked breakfast this morning and washed up last night's dishes (I know, last night's dishes!); a couple of nights ago, he put the left-overs away while I tended to the baby; he tries to come up with strategies for making grocery shopping easier*; he orders food once in a while to lighten my cooking tasks, he's suggested that he can pitch in on the weekends to help with cleaning. . .

What woman wouldn't want a husband who does things like this? Well, I have to admit that I fought him on some of them, thinking that if I accepted his help, that meant that he would think less of me, less of my ability to "get it all done."
Pure. Foolishness. I know.

What I realize is that when my husband sees a need, he seeks a solution. Instead of me hearing his suggestions as "criticism," I should hear them as "wise counsel."
What I also realize is that when I am in need and I reject his help, it is then that he feels like he cannot safely trust in me and my abilities. (Let that sink in for a moment--it hit me, too!)

Accepting his help gives him the confidence to know that: I am not too proud, I'm wise enough to take advantage of his help, and he can trust that in the future when I need his assistance, I'll be faithful to accept it.

To sum it all up, I have to let my husband help me if I want him to be confident in me. It's cyclical folks!

The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
-Proverbs 31:11

*Homeschooling Moms of 4 or more, how do/did you go grocery shopping when your children were small?*

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  1. That is preciously beautiful, very well spoken. Thank you.


  2. This is so wise, Stacie! You are blessed to have a godly husband who loves you as Christ loves His Church and pours Himself out for Her. And he is blessed to have a godly wife!! For her worth is far above rubies!! :)

  3. Hi Sassy,

    Thank you for your comment. God bless you!

  4. Anne,

    Thanks! We're striving to be what God wants...thanks for your example and your encouragement.

  5. Lovely post, thank you for this encouragement.

  6. Mooberry Farmwife,

    Thank you so much.
    God bless you!

  7. What a great way of looking at it!

  8. Thanks, Working Mom!
    God bless you; have a great week.

  9. So true Stacie, I had to learn this the hard way. Thank you for such an insightful and wise post(:

    Take care lady!!

  10. Gertha,

    Me too. . .to be honest, sometimes I still learn it the hard way! But God is gracious and He continues to mold me.

    God bless you lady!


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