To be honest, Jack and I don’t have it all together (big surprise!) We aren’t married yet, and we haven’t been married before, so I’m not going to pretend like I know what I’m doing or I have all of the answers. Yet still, Jack and I are both committed to glorifying God through our relationship. I know Jack holds himself to a high standard and works hard to be the leader he was intended to be by the way he loves and provides for us.
I, too, hold myself to that standard: the standard of a Godly woman. Above all, I want to give my BEST. Allll the time, I fail at this. I put unnecessary pressure on myself– so much so that when I slip up, I give up and feel totally discouraged. I am sure, as women, we can all relate to this defeating feeling!
Oftentimes, I focus so much on perfection in the big things, I neglect to have purpose with the little things. And the little things make up the big things.
Just because Jack and I hold ourselves to a worthy standard, we still mess up. We are perfectly human: sinful and flawed. Sometimes, we fail to love each other well.
But! This high standard means we each must also hold one another (and ourselves) accountable. This is iron sharpening iron! I know I have let Jack down at times, but to love him best, I have to be held accountable! Only I can control myself. I decide how I respond, what I say, how intentional I love, and how selfless I become. This is my deliberate choice.
This choice is the same for you, too. Drop trying to impress family and onlookers– this is pressure you don’t want or need! Be free from that burden by focusing on ways to better love your man. Let’s not overthink this, these are simple! Yes, even with these 10 tips in mind, you and I will still slip up. Life happens and that’s when you and I need to extend grace. However, these tips will help you love your man selflessly and help him feel loved the way he should. Click “Read More!”