Being a wife is a gift. Being Jason’s wife is not only a gift, but it’s so much fun! That man sure knows how to make life spontaneous and adventurous. Now, I am not an expert on being a wife, but I have learned a lot in these last four years. I know God will continue to mold me as Jason and I grow older together, but here below is what I have learned (I still have A LOT to learn)…
Being a Wife:
- Only Jesus Can Satisfy: I love to feel comforted and loved, but I have to realize that Jason can’t fill that hole in my heart. I catch myself all the time longing for or wanting him to fill this gap inside of me. The only person who can fill that gap is Jesus. Yes, Jason is amazing and I love having him as my husband and best friend, but we fail each other everyday. I have learned that as much as I love and adore that man, he will never satisfy me. Your foundation in your marriage must be Christ, as He is the only one who can satisfy us.
- Honey I’m Home: Get up and greet your man when he gets home. I learned this when I was younger, as we would get up from the couch and give our dad a big hug when getting home from work. This simple action not only shows your excitement, but that you love them and are thankful for their hard work. Ladies, start putting this to practice if you happen to get home before your man. Trust me, it will start your night off in the right direction.
- Your Husband is Your Priority: Life changes when you become a wife. Your husband becomes your priority. Your friends and other people in your life are still very important, but investing in your marriage is key. When we got married, our friends changed because it’s just different than dating or being single. Jason and I have learned that we might lose friends throughout the different seasons of life, but we need to make sure we are on the same page and investing in our marriage everyday. This doesn’t mean Jason and I lock ourselves in our home and never hangout with our friends. We love our friends and invest in our friendships because they are very important, but having a balance is key! Your marriage is an investment, and both people need to be investing their time and effort in order for it to grow.
- Take Time for Yourself: Being a wife is amazing, but sometimes you need a little “you” time. Whatever that is, make sure you invest in yourself. Go on a jog, meet up a friend for coffee, or do a little shopping. Taking time for yourself is heathy for your marriage. It’s so great when Jason goes to a soccer game with the guys or if I meet up with a friend for Pressed Juicery. It’s important to have “you” time, as much as it’s important to have time with your spouse.
- You Are More Precious Than Rubies: Proverbs 31:10 states that a good wife is worth far more precious than rubies. The rest of Proverbs talks about the beauty, love, and commitment a good wife brings to not only her husband but her family. Being a wife is a gift from God. I have learned that my attitude and my actions can make or break my husband. I know the words it takes to tear Jason down and the words to lift him up. I have seen and continue to see the Lord use me as a wife to encourage Jason and bring the best out of him. Being his wife is one of the greatest blessings and I thank God everyday I have him as my husband and adventure buddy.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.