Leadership in Marriage & Learning through Disability

True Woman continues to churn out helpful resources…

In a series of articles for the True Woman blog, Kimberly Wagner has been using the acrostic “APPRECIATION” to address multiple ways in which a wife can strengthen her relationship with her husband. Kimberly uses the letter “E” as an opportunity to share ideas on how wives can encourage their husband’s leadership. Her advice fits in well with issues we’ve discussed recently in “Ask Mel.” She says:

So often women lament the fact that they desire a spiritual leader; they long for their husband to lead–but he won’t! What I’ve found to be the most common factor in the high rate of male passivity is the wife’s domineering control or demeaning attitude when her husband makes any attempt to lead in a way which she doesn’t agree with.

She goes on to explain 3 ways wives can encourage their husband’s leadership:

  1. No matter how small the decision may be, commend your husband when he is decisive. 
  2. Choose your places of dissent carefully.
  3. Live each day in light of life’s momentary nature.
Read more of Kimberly’s advice on this topic in her articles:

Encouraging His Leadership
A Bit More on Encouraging His Leadership


Also from True Woman, a new video by Jennifer Rothschild on lessons women may learn through physical suffering… 


Ask Mel–What Should I Do if My Husband Won’t Lead?

 “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her
by the washing of water with the word…”

Ephesians 5:25

Just a few thoughts on a widespread problem… 

Have a question for Mel? Send it to preciousadornment@gmail.com.

What thoughts would you share to help women struggling with this issue?

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