by Stacy McDonald from Your Sacred Calling – How to Tear Down Your Own House
Editor’s note: Stacy has a list, and she’s checking it twice, of things that kill your marriage. Granted, some of those things aren’t good to do in marriage but if there is one thing life has taught me is that no two marriages are the same. What works for one is not going to necessarily work for another. There is no formula. Not even Stacy has a lock on it. Does anyone really still watch soap operas any longer?
- Be hyper critical of your husband and children & nag them constantly (men love this!)
- Ignore the housework (come up with creative excuses for undone work…”The dog ate my cookbook”)
- Share your husband’s failings with others (especially your mother)
- Be unfaithful & untrustworthy (Prov. 31:11-12)
- Be careless and sloppy about your appearance
- Be lazy and carelessly spend money
- Gossip about your family
- Use your tongue as a weapon (It’s your best asset!)
- Refuse to submit to your husband
- Be covetous of what others have
- Disrespect your husband to your children
- Watch soap operas and fantasize about how much kinder, attentive, and romantic other husbands are
I added a few extra, thanks to a few readers’ suggestions!
- Make your husband “earn” his times of intimacy with you (you could even use a point system for good behavior) (1 Corinthians 7:4)
- Be sure to let your husband know everything that irritates you (preferably when he walks in the door from work)
Speaking of lists of must do’s and don’t’s Zsuzsanna Anderson has posted a list of preparing for baby, telling others what they can and cannot do for the family and a rather strict post-partum expectations list too. What do you think of her list?
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