Worth the read…

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Marriage Isn’t for You~”…marriage isn’t for you. You don’t marry to make yourself happy, you marry to make someone else happy.”

Home Happiness Depends on the Wife ~I saw this on Facebook.  It is a post that Kirk Cameron did with excerpts from Secrets of Happy Home Life by J. R. Miller, 1894.  At first, the title didn’t sit too well with me.  I do not believe this rests solely on the wife.  When I read Secrets of Happy Home Life, I realized that the author addresses the responsibilities of each family member beginning with the husband first.  I thought it a worthy read that we can all glean from.* 

Joy, or “Just Wait?~”We seem to live in a country overrun by a great lot of negative naysayers when it comes to parenting.”

Are You a Part-Time Churchgoer? You May Be Surprised~”Recent statistics show that an increasing number of evangelicals who are firm in their faith are flabby in their practice of actually gathering with their brothers and sisters in worship. It’s the part-time syndrome, and it can sneak up on any of us.”

*I edited this part of the post after a comment was posted by Barbara at Stray Thoughts.  I have been reading Barbara’s blog for many years now, so I especially appreciate her input.  It is impossible for me to know the reference points that each of you readers are coming from.  Thank you for extending me grace.

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3 thoughts on “Worth the read…

  1. I don’t agree entirely about home happiness depending on the wife. I agree with what the article said except for that sentence. I believe in my ministry at home. I understand that what I do and how I do it can set the tone and that it affects everyone else, but that is true of every member of the family. My father was alcoholic, and nothing my mom did could counteract his temper and negativity. Even when he wasn’t home there were little storm clouds of bad feelings left behind. My own husband is not like that in any way, but even he has his off days (as I do as well.) Sure, we forgive, we overlook each other’s faults, but putting the whole responsibility for the happiness of the home on the wife’s shoulders is a burden bigger than she can bear. It’s the responsibility of everyone in the home.

    1. Thank your or your comment. I agree whole-heartedly with what you are saying. If you read the article that he lifted the quotes from, you will notice that the author addresses the responsibilities of each family member beginning with the husband first. He stresses that each must put Christ first. I do believe that the wife/mother sets the tone of the home. The old saying, “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy,” comes to mind. Of course, we are not perfect and cannot be 100% all the time. My own mother set a tone in our home through some very trying circumstances that pointed my bother and I to Christ as her strength. I am eternally grateful.

      From time to time, Kirk Cameron posts to lift up and honor the work of his wife in the home that many in today’s world demean. I want to believe that this is what he is doing here.

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