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Proverbs 21:19: 
“It is better to live alone in the desert than with a crabby, complaining wife.”
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Why would Solomon (and God) want to go and make a bunch of women mad?  After all, we are half of the population.  Oh, my word…of course we’re crabby and complaining.  IF you’ve ever cooked a man’s meals, scrubbed his undies, and taken care of a bunch of his ankle-biting kids…while still being expected to greet him when he gets home from work wearing your high heels and a negligee, you know full well  YOU. ARE. GOING. TO. BE. MOODY.  You’ve got the baby’s barf in your hair, you haven’t had time to shave your ever-loving hairy legs in days, and the skid marks just won’t come out of his darned boxer shorts!  A negligee?  Uhhhhhm, no thank you.  I’d much rather complain!   
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Can you relate?  If so, you’re probably grinning right about now along with me.  Being a wife is not for the weak and willowy among us.  It requires a little meat on our bones.  haha.  The meaning of this verse is so simple, and it’s not meant to put us in our place or to demean us in any way at all.  If anyone understands our thankless life of servanthood, it is our Heavenly Father who came to earth as Jesus.  Those he loved spit on Him.  Remember that?  Just let my husband ever spit on me and…well, I won’t go there.  I’ll take the spit from my kids on occasion, but not from him.  haha.  
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We laugh, yes, but the point is, oh, how The Lord loves us.  His Word is meant to teach us something….to remind us.  (Let’s never forget how He “gets us” since we are His little ankle-biters).
  
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And this is it:  
Life is challenging whether you are a stay at home momma, a mom who is juggling a full-time job, or a mom to kids who are fully grown….but you are blessed because you get to be mom.  Dads don’t get to be mom.
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Life is hard whether you are married to a man who has a strong, outgoing, Type-A personality or to a man who is quiet, soft, and reserved.  There is no perfect man and no perfect relationship, because marriage is a contract between two very imperfect people.  But you are blessed because you get to be a wife.  Husbands don’t get to be wives.
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The message, I believe, is that we should rejoice in who we are and be thankful in whatever stage of life we are in.  God doesn’t expect us to be perfect, but He does require us to guard our hearts from becoming negative.  Negativity breeds more negativity…while choosing to see the humor in life can allow us to be more lighthearted.  God can use that.
 
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That’s my opinion, but here’s what Mona and Claudette had to say on the subject:
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Until we meet on the other side, we love, we serve, and we believe!
~Melanie    
 

 

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