Once we become Mothers, it’s in our bones. We’re so used to giving orders and instructions that sometimes we don’t stop to realize who we’re talking too. We get in the mother mode and do what we do best. We have great intentions, but there is one person we shouldn’t mother: our husband.
That’s tough to hear and I didn’t even realize I had done this. We mother mostly all day and we just get in the zone. I don’t think we really are trying to belittle our husband, we are dong what we’re used to doing. Once we realize this, we should ask forgiveness and for the Father to help us. When we continue to treat our men like children, it can greatly damage our marriage.
We are called to be their help meet, not their mother.
We’re married to grown men and we have to treat them that way. They need a confident, lover, and companion who will help them, but not boss them. The “strong woman” mentality is pushed in our culture, but we’re only strong when we’re following the Father’s design for us.
Let’s be intentional about not bossing or mothering our men. They deserve respect. If they don’t feel we respect them, we damage our marriage and children. God’s design for marriage is beautiful, let’s walk in it.
Father, thank You for marriage. Thank You for the design You laid out that works great when we follow. Help us to see our husbands the way You intend. We want to be wife that honors You. Give us the wisdom to act accordingly. Strengthen us to be quiet or to speak up at the right time. We desire Your plan for our marriage. In Jesus’ name, Amen.