Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Heart of Your Husband

                                         *There is a lot I can say about these verses, but I am trying to stick with simple comments for this series.*

Today we will be studying Proverbs 31: 11-12.

The heart of her husband trusts in her,
            And he will have no lack of gain. 
(Proverbs 31:11 NASB)

Can your husband trust you?  Does he know that you are going to protect his heart?  One way your husband can know that he can trust you is by your demonstration that you are following God and studying the Bible. 

This verse also makes me think of respect. Do you respect your husband?

One of the ways I can show my husband respect is to make sure I speak highly of him whether or not he is with me. I never discuss with anyone any of his faults or our disagreements. I want others to think highly of my husband. 

I make sure that I speak very highly of him around our children. I want our boys to respect their dad and know that I respect him.

Respect is very important to a man. We need to make sure we uplift our husbands. This helps to encourage him and build his confidence. This is why “he will have no lack of gain.” If you encourage your husband, he will gain confidence and believe that he can accomplish things he never thought possible!

 She does him good and not evil
   All the days of her life.  (Proverbs 31:12 NASB)

Do nice things for your husband! Don’t try to manipulate him to get what you want. Don’t say or do things to him to intentionally tear him down or hurt his feelings. 

Get to know your husband and the things that he really enjoys doing. Try to make his favorite meal or do an activity together that he enjoys. 

I am really enjoying studying Proverbs 31 with you. Hopefully you can see that you are already doing a lot of these things and that Proverbs 31 is not something that should intimidate us!
Questions for the week:
·       What are some of your husband’s greatest qualities?
·       What are some things that he enjoys doing? 

My post today is being featured on R16:16.  I encourage you to check it out. This month’s featured posts are all about marriage.


  1. We will be celebrating our 49 anniversary on Friday the 14th and this advice never gets old. We all need respect.

  2. Congratulations!! That is so exciting! Thank you for your comment.

  3. I just wrote a post for Valentines day on our relationship and outlined that respect was a very important part of a Great Marriage;) And we have been married for almost 34 years and he still has my respect and I know he has the same respect for me. So well said my Friend!!!


    1. Marriage can be so awesome!!!!! Thank you for sharing and congratulations on 34 years! That is wonderful!

  4. I have a small group of women that we bear all to each other and our husbands do too and it's really reassuring to all of us to know that our struggles are not so different. :) We love diving in the Word with each other and sharing the pains of marriage and parenthood. Marriage is SO hard sometimes, and I know I fail at it a lot of the time (in fact I wrote about that recently). I am so thankful for my husband even when it's hard!

    1. Thank you for your comment! It is great to have a wonderful group of friends that we can trust and that can help us!

  5. Beautiful insight and encouragement.


  6. Perfect timing and a great reminder.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this. I have been married for almost 12 years and these reminders are always so helpful

  8. Sharla,

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and for challenging us to be better, more intentional wives. There are a lot of times where I'm pretty short with my husband, and I need to work on that.

    Stopping by today from BYB Challenge.

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