I'm far from being the perfect wife, and I don't have a simple step-by-step method for a fail-proof marriage. What I do offer is a glimpse inside the hearts and minds of men. I have learned so much from the honest responses of guys who long to have their wives understand and appreciate them for the masculine beings they are.
Most of all, I've learned that a man desires his heart to be captured by his "Beauty," his lover, his friend, his partner through thick and thin. He wants to think about the times she told him he has what it takes. He takes great pride in knowing he makes her feel safe. He reflects on whether or not she thinks he's a good provider. And he dreams of the time when she initiated a passionate encounter and longs for another like it.
Men are fascinating. God made them that way. But many women find them frustrating and hard to figure out. I encourage you to put your frustrations and disappointments aside and set out on a journey of understanding, acceptance, and love for the heart of your beloved husband.
Proverbs 2:10-12 says, "For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse." That is my prayer for this book. I pray that wisdom will enter your heart and renew your commitment for your husband. I pray the knowledge will be pleasant to your soul and get your creativity flowing to make your marriage more special. I pray God will grant you discretion and understanding so you may be protected from the tragic statistics that plague the divine union of marriage.
Oh, and one more thing . . . I have to introduce you to Sabrina. She's a horrible woman who's been known to hold a grudge or two, accidentally on purpose oversalt her husband's eggs, and even to dump a glass of ice water on her husband's bed. She sometimes visits our home during "Princess Must Scream" (PMS) time. The bad thing is she looks just like me; in fact she is my alter ego—the Proverbs 31 woman in her not-so-finest hour. Throughout the book I'll share stories where I've succeeded in being a godly wife but I'll also share many of my failures. If my marriage could somehow make it through "Sabrina's" crazy antics, it gives hope that any marriage cannot only survive but truly thrive.
So won't you join me (and Sabrina) on this wild and wonderful adventure of better understanding our husbands as we seek to learn how to capture their hearts.
Relationship Builder—Find a unique way to tell your husband you love him today—make his coffee, warm his towel in the dryer, or as the quote below says: fluff his pillow.
Thought for the Day—It's the little things in life that make me happy—like when she fluffs my pillow before bed.—Don [West Frankfort]