So many men always complain that their wives nag. At first I simply thought that it was the men and they just put women in these stereotypes and nagging was just one.
Well, since being married and learning a bit more about marriage, I have come to realize that this is something a lot us women struggle with.
For many of us wives, we don’t even realize that we do it.
For me my nagging mostly starts out like this..(something small and not necessarily a “big” thing).
Me: Dear can you take out the trash please (trash is big and heavy so I can’t lift it. Legitimate request)
Husband: Ok, in a minute
Me: (after waiting a minute) A minute has gone. Can you please take out the garbage now. Thanks (cynical voice somehow pops in there. Of course I am not pleased right now since I need the garbage moved)
Husband: I am going to do it.
Me: When? All I asked is that you take out the garbage because I can’t lift the bag to take it out. That is all I asked. You mean to tell me you can’t stop what you are doing for 2 minutes to do that?…….( and on and on I go)
Husband: Sheesh, I’m going now (after he has finished doing what he was doing, that seemed so insignificant to me)
This is just one simple example, but there are many more senarios that I can use to highlight this point. And you know what?! More often than not we might be justified in the situation for “reminding” our husbands several times.
But…nagging is never justified.
Proverbs 21:9 NASB
It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
My husband always uses this text to say:
“It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than in a house shared with a nagging woman.”
And I think it is true.
Have you ever been nagged? By your mother? teacher? spouse? children? It is not a nice experience. So why do we then as wives put our husbands through it?
Nagging can be a sore note in many marriages and as wives we have to be conscious not to nag.
Today let s pray for wives that we not be nags. Sure we have to say what should be said, but not to nag. Let us also pray that we encourage and build up our husbands instead of nagging them.
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