As a woman, I'm wired to nurture, instruct,
and guide the people I care about.
Its a God-Given ability so that i can lead
my children into adulthood.
However, when I allow this mothering instinct
to affect my relationship with my husband,
he can feel controlled and manipulated.
If I try to change him (even w/ the best of intentions)
he can react in the opposite direction.
In 1 Peter 3:1-4 , These verses describe
the powerful influence of a gentle and quiet
spirit - the opposite of manipulation or control-
and the secret to positively influencing our husband.
In the same way, you wives must accept the
authority of your husbands. Then, even if some
refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives
will speak to them without any words... they will
be won over by observing your pure and reverent
lives. Dont be concerned about the outward beauty
of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry or beautiful
clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with
the beauty that comes from within, the unfading
beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. Which is so precious
In this passage, Peter challenged us not to be overly
concerned about outward appearance. We should always
strive to look our best for our husbands,but inward
beauty is far more valuable than external beauty.
Our physical body will change over time, but the
beauty of a quiet and gentle spirit has eternal
value and is always precious to God..
God~~~ Husband~~~ Children
If we place the control at Gods feet,
The results will be perfect ,
in his timing and in his ways..