In our entry hall we have a grandfather clock that we love.  Dick and I purchased it for Valentine’s Day over 30 years ago.  For the most part we don’t have any problems with the clock…but a couple of times over the years we have had to take it to a ‘clock expert’ to work on the heart and soul of the clock.  Usually all we have to do is wind it often & adjust the settings occasionally.  But, when it is overhauled by the clock expert he really goes deep.  You see, he knows what to do to keep the clock ticking.  He has studied clocks & knows all about them.  Our husbands are similar creatures.  If we want them to run smoothly, we need to wind them often to keep them going and then every once in a while some adjustments must be made to their settings, but periodically they may have a total break down & we need to peer into their heart & soul…….

  • Are you a student of your husband?  Are you a good enough student to be an expert on him?  If so, then you have spent enough time peering into his heart to find out what makes him tick…or in other words, what fuels his fire and how he is uniquely put together.  I encourage you to watch him, try to understand his likes, dislikes, dreams & peculiarities.

There are some general principles that all of our husbands have in common simply because God created them male!

  • God created them to be LEADERS…to be the head of our families and homes.
  • He created them to be PROVIDERS.  In Genesis 3:17-19 as a part of the curse they are told to work by the sweat of their brow in order to eat.  I have found it true that my husbands work will never be simple; it will always have problems that make it a strain at times…& this is God ordained.
  • God also created them to be PROTECTORS.  Woman was made from man and because of that, God has given man a natural desire to protect not only himself, but us, his female counterpart as well.

As a woman, God created us to be a “helper” to man because God saw that it was not good for him to be alone:

  • The word “Helper” in Hebrew means ‘inner strength’.

So how can we love our men in a way that not only strengthens them from the inside, but also enables them to lead, provide & protect to the best of their ability?  There are 4 general areas that enable us to come alongside our mates and help them fulfill their God-given role in order to keep them ticking smoothly.  These are:

  1. The ‘S’ word…Submission
  2. Tranquility at home
  3. Faithfulness
  4. Respect

Looking forward to talking next time about one of the most often misunderstood  and complained about areas for a wife, SUBMISSION:)

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. christy
    Feb 20, 2014 @ 21:18:23

    I like this one a lot! The idea that “Helper” means inner strength is beautiful!


  2. ginicraven
    Feb 21, 2014 @ 08:19:12

    Isn’t that great Christy? Glad you enjoyed it. These messages are a great reminder of what we are called to be as wives:)


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