The Wife Your Husband Doesn’t Want This Year

January 1, 2015

  1. Betty Draper says:

    Great read today…going to post to my fb page and ask all women who stop by to read. The freedom that comes from bring this kind of woman will change a marriage, change a life, change our children who watch us be “helpmates”.

  2. Rita Traynor Lynum says:

    Eryn, Your husband’s Aunt Shrila Moore told my daughter and me about your excellent writing and I found that to be true also. You are Troy inspired by God’s Holy Spirit.
    Ssincerely, Rita Lynum (your husband ‘s Great Aunt)

  3. jessica says:

    I have been married for almost eleven years. We have four children.
    This is a good blog that speaks about living a life not to please self but others.
    BUT the best thing I can do for my husband, my children, the world is not to try and be the Proverbs 31 wife but to follow Jesus with pure abandonment. When I am near him, I can love my husband, children, and the world as he loves. This is the best way to be a good wife. Put Jesus above your children, above your husband, above others. In this way God can love them through us.

  4. Kristina says:

    This is such a great reminder! Not something I have mastered yet in almost 11 years either.
    I am glad Shanelle shared this. 🙂

  5. Alexie says:

    Love this! We read the love language book and it opened so many doors for us!

  6. Kate says:

    Beautiful post. I love the idea of focusing on how I am already a wonderful wife, and what I can work toward to better myself in all aspects. Celebrating our strengths instead of highlighting our weaknesses!

  7. Mary Barham says:

    YES!! My husband and I sat down just the other day and wrote down things we need to improve as a husband and wife. It is so easy to get caught up in life and children… that our spouses sometimes don’t get the time and effort they deserve. I also could NOT cook….. I am trying now haha not because I love it… but for him

    • Eryn Lynum says:

      Just the effort means so much 🙂 Sometimes when dinner turns out….bad (AKA inedible…) it was still worth it to me because I tried. And then there’s always takeout 😉 Love that you and your husband sat down to do this also. Such an important conversation to share together. Thanks for the comment!

  8. amy says:

    Marriage is tough and it takes 3 to make a marriage work, you, hubby and God. I liked your post. Makes you think about being a wife and not just a mom. Thanks.

  9. Sara M. says:

    Eryn, you have such a wonderful way of putting things. Our marital relationships can be quite taxed by the raising of small children. My husband and I have quite an age gap, causing us to often see life differently. I struggle to be the woman he needs because of this. Thanks for the opportunity for reflection.

  10. Miri says:

    Good reflections. It is very difficult to set down our preconceived notions of what pleases and learn to love God and those he’s put in our lives.

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