My friends Bill and Pam Farrel helped me understand that Men are Like Waffles and Women are Like Spaghetti. This one concept alone has made communication in our home 100% easier.
But being a GREAT wife takes more than smarts. It takes wisdom.
I can never know enough or see clearly enough to love John as I should. Too many times I’m swayed by facts and feelings. Thankfully God comes to me through His Spirit to show me how and when to apply my smarts. When I turn to God, it’s His Spirit that whispers “go to him”, “give him space”, “give him grace”, “reveal your heart.”
Thankfully wisdom is available to all of us. We only have to ask.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5, NIV.
Need marriage smarts? I highly recommend the books above. They are my all-time favorites.
Need wisdom? I HIGHLY recommend that too. Go to God and ask Him. God gives generously after all!
P.S. Also be sure to check out the marriage book I wrote. I took the smarts I’ve learned and prayed for a lot of wisdom as I wrote it!