Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Captivating our Husband: Proverbs 5:20

I'm on day 2 of the Pin God First challenge by Carey Bailey! Daily I strive to be up, ready, coffee in hand and in my office seat by 5am. I nurse the baby around 4 and sneak out just in time to make it most days. As of yesterday I have added this new challenge, and I am loving it!

Today I want to talk about captivating my husband. Not yours, thats your job, and Im sure you do it great so I want to tell you how I try to captivate mine and maybe some things I can do differently. remember, no husband is perfect but this is about US, not them. What your husband needs to do for God and his marriage is just that, for God, and not our concern to try to tell him, pray for him if you need change :)

Proverbs 5 talks about adultery. Yes, that ugly word that no one thinks will ever happen to them or their marriage...but then it does. We must have safe gaurds in effect to protect our relationship from it. Adultery is the number one thing the devil must use to ruin marriages; but he can't if we don't let him. Yes, I said that, the DEVIL CANNOT WIN AGAINST YOU OR YOUR MARRIAGE UNLESS YOU ALLOW IT.

How do you ask? Let me tell you one way and it ties into these verses today:

Proverbs 5:17-20

Let them by yours alone; never to be shared with strangers.
May your fountain be blessed; and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
A loving doe, a graceful deer-
may her breasts satisfy you always,
may you ever be CAPTIVATED by her love.
Why be CAPTIVATED my son, by an adulteress?
Why embrace the bosom of another man's wife?

Wow, so this advice being given to a son from his father is great huh?! Especially since it goes on to warn against what will happen if temptation is not resisted.


"For a man's ways are in FULL VIEW of the Lord,
and he examines all his paths.
The evil deeds of a wicked man
ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast.
He will DIE for lack of discipline,
led astray by his OWN great folly.

Well thats pretty intense. So, as a wife, I love my husband, I want to help my husband, I don't want to hinder him at all...and the part I see that I can do is the 'captivating'.....see the word captivated is a verb..and a verb is action...so what can WE DO as wives to help our husbands be captivated with us and not even consider going astray down a path of adultery?

Here are a few things that I do, they might seem little or silly to you, but please leave your comments with what YOU DO in your marriage that keeps your husband captivated like when you first met. Remember those days when you felt butterflies when he called? When you wondered what holding his hand might feel like? How about when you worried if he would love your dinner or not? When you tried to impress him for a date with what you were wearing??

A few things I did yesterday to captivate:

  • Gave him a hug first thing in the morning (should be a kiss but I dont do morning breath)
  • Made him coffee to take with him to work
  • Made his lunch since we are on a food budget so he didn't have to eat out
  • Asked him what he wanted for dinner and let him pick since I was going to the grocery store anyways
  • Asked him about his day
  • Made his food first at dinner
  • Held the baby so he could eat his dinner first 
  • Did my makeup and got dressed for him (he DOES notice this one)

Those are just a few things I tried to do yesterday alone...each day I am learning and growing. I hope this helps you as well! Tomorrow I want to share a bit of my morning routine with you as well as Proverbs 6! Have a blessed and inspired day!



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