Harming Our Husband

You are reading Part Three of the mini-series subtitled “The Virtuous Woman.”

The heart of her husband trusts in her… She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31:11-12 WEB

In part two of this series, The Trustworthy Wife, we learned that a major way a wife can harm her spouse is by fighting against him, rather than for him and with him. Bringing defeat not only to her husband, but also to the marriage and herself. In effect, she tears down her own home.

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Cultivating Contentment in a World of Stuff

I once read a testimony of a missionary family on a south Pacific island in difficult circumstances and with limited finances, plagued by discouragement and malcontent. Until the day their young son prayed over lunch.

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The Dilemma Bag for Life’s Problems

Some summers ago I participated in Plastic Free July, designed to help us reduce our plastic waste. Especially plastic packaging and single-use items. And though it may seem odd, it made me think of God’s care! “So,” you’re wondering, “what does plastic have to do with that?” (And no, I’ve not gone round the bend!)

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The Trustworthy Helpmate: Virtuous Woman Part 2

You are reading Part Two of the mini-series subtitled “The Virtuous Woman.”

Our early years here in Italy were tough. In addition to culture shock and language barriers, we barely had money for necessities! We worried over nutrition and properly-fitting clothing for our kids. The paesani in our village avoided us, except for those on the fringes of society. Perhaps we seemed like one of them. They often accepted our invitation to visit, usually showing up at lunchtime! Many a day the soup was even more watery than usual.

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