My regular readers know that I'm big on the subject of wives being submissive to their husbands. According to Michelle Duggar, mother to 19 kids and counting, "submission" is the key to a happy marriage.
Mrs. Duggar was recently spotted handing out pamphlets outlining tips to a happy marriage. One of the highlights was this:
A Husband Needs A Wife Who Accepts Him As A Leader And Believes In His God-Given Responsibilities: Husbands are commanded to govern their wives; The more a wife trusts her husband, the more careful he will be in giving her direction; Never ask others for counsel without your husband’s approval; reassure your husband that you understand and believe that he is your God-given leader.
It's not rocket science, ladies: there can only be one king in the household.
A marriage is hard work -- just like your job. The work that you put into the marriage will pay off in the long run.
Using the workplace analogy: the same level of respect shown to your boss at work should be given to your spouse at home. Refusing to do so is in direct violation of your wedding vows.
Whatever you did to get that job is what you do to keep your job. Whatever you did to get your husband is what you should continue to do to keep him!
Another tip that Mrs. Duggars lives by is: "Ask your husband to define your responsibilities; Ask your husband to tell you when you have a resistant spirit; dispel a backbiting tongue by silence."
Mrs. Duggars pamphlet titled "SEVEN BASIC NEEDS OF A HUSBAND" outlines the principles that all wives should take into consideration, including:
LOOK AT YOUR HUSBAND ADMIRINGLY WHEN HE TALKS TO OTHERS, IT INSPIRES THEIR RESPECT
If you've ever seen an interview with couples on TV, one or both looks at the other approvingly while the other is talking. That's a sign of respect.
NEVER ASK OTHERS FOR COUNSEL WITHOUT YOUR HUSBAND'S APPROVAL
If there is trouble within your marriage, discuss it together, or seek advice outside of the marriage together.
LET YOUR HUSBAND HEAR YOU PRAISE HIM TO OTHERS
This doesn't just apply to your husband. This is also a good advice for parents. Let your child hear you praising him or her to others. It will do wonders for their self esteem!
KEEP THE HOME FREE OF CLUTTER
This is very important. A clutter-free environment means a clutter-free marriage.
LEARN TO COMMUNICATE.
6. Godly Standards.
Please take the time to download and read Mrs. Duggars pamphlet SEVEN BASIC NEEDS OF A HUSBAND.