Nag, Nag, Nag

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“Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.” ~ Proverbs 21:9

“Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife.” ~ Proverbs 21:19

When Matt and Shannon were engaged she was 22. Here is her story.

“I had read Proverbs 21:9 and 19 in my quiet time. It really spoke to me. In my desire to be such a godly wonderful wife to my husband, I shared it with him. He laughed and said that was a good one to keep in mind. Occasionally when I nag, he looks at me and says, ‘Woman! You are putting me in the corner of a roof!’ LOL! Now after 17 years of marriage, I realize how true that verse is and how hard it is not to be that way as a wife or a parent. I had no idea back then how much work marriage can be and how nagging only makes husbands dig their heels in deeper and can cause resentment. My husband definitely does not roll that way. Nagging is NOT productive. These verses speak the truth!”

As a friend shared with me, “[he] can use a GPS to tell him what to do all day, but if it is my voice he gets frustrated.” No matter how we look at it, a wife who is constantly nagging her husband will get poor results.

Pray today for your marriage. Ask God to reveal any struggle you may be having that results in your nagging and putting your husband in a corner. Pray that your words would be kind and uplifting. And if your husband’s actions are causing the problem, turn it over to God.


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