Peaceful Family

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Daily Reading: Jeremiah 33:1-34:22, 1 Timothy 4:1-16, Psalm 89:1-13, Proverbs 25:23-24

Daily Verse: “It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.” Prov. 25:24

Peaceful family.

Solitude wins over strife. People don’t want to come home to bickering and quarreling. Living on the corner of the roof alone brings more tranquility than living with a nagging spouse.

Not nagging takes work. Husbands tend to ignore to-do lists, especially things they don’t consider a priority. Wives can do the same thing. Men and women don’t share the same priorities. A wife finds loading the dishwasher a top priority, but her husband may consider proper air in the tires of the family’s car higher importance and ignore the dishes.

Husbands and wives have different roles, and every marriage differs. After eleven years of marriage, Ron and I have found a good balance in sharing the chores. I know what he doesn’t like to do, and he knows mine; we each pick up the slack for the other. 

Instead of nagging, look for solutions that work for the entire family. Ron doesn’t turn out lights, and I don’t close cabinet doors. Guess what? I turn out the lights, and Ron closes the doors I leave open. Peaceful solutions centered around compromise make for a loving home.

Lord, forgive us for nagging our spouse. Please help us find peaceful solutions to our issues in our homes. Show us how to create an atmosphere of love that welcomes everyone and glorifies You.  IJNIP. Amen

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