I can remember times during the days of our marriage when my husband would come home tired and ready for his evening meal, but I had planned to go out to a meeting or activity. What should I do? Place his dinner in front of him, say Bye, and leave him to all the children? Or should I stay with him and the children for the evening?

The modern viewpoint would say, “Well, you’ve been with the children all day long. It’s about time he had his turn!”

But what decision will build into the marriage and the home? I think you’ve guessed it. It is so easy to build into so many other things in this life and forget our greatest building project.

That doesn’t mean, of course, that you will never go out. There are always special occasions. But we need to be sensitive and listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit as to what is the best thing. Good things are often the enemy of the best!

Proverbs 14:1 says, “Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.” The New Century Version says it very clearly, “A wise woman strengthens her family, but a foolish woman destroys hers by what she does.”

As wives and mothers, we constantly have to make decisions. Make your decision to BUILD AND STRENGTHEN.

Love from Nancy

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