Believe in your wife

By H. Norman Wright

From time to time I’ve asked husbands the question,

“If your wife were to change something about herself, what would you like to see changed?”

You can just imagine all the different answers I’ve received over the years; they’ve ranged from the most absurd and ridiculous to those that are quite positive and encouraging. Now and then I’ve heard, “Nope. It can’t be done. She’d never change.”

Once in a while I’ve heard, “I’d like my wife to value herself more. I’d like her to see herself as God sees her. She has so much more potential under the surface. I’d like to see that develop.”

Now there’s a great answer! This husband wants his wife to become the best she can be. Is it possible? Yes! Can she do it on her own? No! Can you, as a husband, change your wife? Yes and no!

You can’t do it for her or force it to happen. But you can encourage change to happen. You have more influence on and power over change than you can imagine.

What you believe about your wife will influence what she becomes.

When Ephesians 5:25 states that a husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church (to love her sacrificially), it also means he’s her cheerleader.

Taken from Bringing Out the Best in Your Wife by H. Norman Wright. Published by Regal Publishing. Copyright 2010.

Posted: May 10, 2015 / Categories: Marriage Talks
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