From: T.M. Schoewe
There is an old southern saying “If mama ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy!” It rings so true that we might think it comes from the Bible, but we couldn’t find it there. But nevertheless, you who are husbands, let’s be honest. There is no greater problem than being tied to a miserable woman. Women are usually smaller and physically weaker than their husbands but their emotions and state of mind are powerful enough to dominate the whole house.
The key however is how the man in her life deals with and treats her. Old St. Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:28 “In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.” A Christian woman loves the Lord Jesus because He listens to sorrows and pain and even carried them all to His cross. So a woman who has a man whom she can depend on, who loves her the way her Lord loves her, will open her heart and let her share her fears and frustrations, is a woman who is happy and at peace.
So gentlemen, when you fellows serve her and meet her needs you will find it’s true as we began this article, “when mama’s happy everybody’s happy!”
One more thing, men tend to be task-oriented and women are more for relationships. If you look at the greeting cards or thank you letters, etc…you send out and receive, you will probably find a woman’s signature on them. Sometimes but not most of the time, it might be the husband who writes. We read that it is the women, the wives, who send about 70% of those greeting and thank you cards. We all need to grow in cultivating thankful spirits, especially us men.
As the one who sacrifices much to birth and nurture and bring up young children, one of the toughest burdens for a woman to bear is to go unappreciated. Husbands, if God has blessed you with a wife who has been faithful, worked hard and helped build up your reputation and self esteem, and who has poured herself into the lives of your children, give thanks to that wife and to God! That is a nice prize the Lord An old proverb says (Proverbs 12:4) “a wife of noble character is her husband’s crown.” So wear it with thanksgiving and pride, showing appreciation for the Queen in your life. Tell her today and you might present her with some flowers while you’re at it!
P.S. Next week will be about marriage and mothers.