Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
I am what others would call old school. I believe in the traditional household where the man works and provides for his family while the woman stays home and tends to the house and children. (Read about our ttc story)
I take great delight in serving my husband and try to be the best wife I can be to him. I think there is a delusion in being a stay at home wife, as if wives sit at home and spend all of their husband's money. A marriage is a union, where each person serves the other in different aspects. But ultimately we serve the Lord.
As the bible verse above says, just like Christ is the head of the church, the husband is the head of the wife and household. I positively feel we are equal partners in decision making and family matters, but I do think there is a distinction and every household needs someone in the leadership role. My job is to serve my husband & I don't think I would want it any other way.
I think the most important thing to take from this, is to know serving your husband isn't to lose a part of yourself. But instead it is to be more Christ like and remember your marriage was a vow made before God, so treat it as the most precious thing.
The word serve is a commonly misconstrued, as if I am doting on him hand and foot. I believe to serve your husband is more to give as much as he does into the marriage. To serve him is to love him unconditionally and take care of things in the household. We both put in work and 100% of our effort which allows us to work together seamlessly.
While he works for the military, my duties all are related to taking care of our home. I blog, do all the cooking, and keep the house clean. Also, during our first year of marriage I was going to school and I am now planning on going back soon. I also volunteered for my husband's unit and was the FRG leader while in Utah.
There are great sacrifices that come with one spouse staying home, with living off just one income it can cause a little more stress in the marriage. Just remember to keep everything mutual. If he is serving and providing for the home, you need to be serving and providing for the household as well.
Below, I have linked The Family: A Proclamation to the World, which is still one of my favorite things released by the church.
"“...Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.”
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With the back to school season approaching, my family is looking for easy weeknight meal solutions. By spending less time in the kitchen, we can enjoy other after-school activities together. Now through August 29, 2016, each 14.5 to 15 ounce can of Chef Boyardee is on Rollback at Walmart for only $0.80! Purchase five cans for $4 in a variety of flavors that include: Mini Ravioli, Beefaroni, and Spaghetti and Meatballs. You can enjoy a week’s worth of quality meals at an affordable price.
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I think it’s fair to say I am photo obsessed. I love having photos around me because they motivate me and remind me of the many blessings in my life. Since I work from home, and plan on going back to school, I need my office space to be inspiring and motivate me to get my work done! Being a military wife, James is constantly sending me photos of his travels and I love printing them out to put up where I can see them on the daily.
Walmart is my one stop shop for everything, and with their amazing back to school deals, it is hard to beat this price! This HP printer is perfect for all my back to school needs, and for cute decorations to help keep me on track!
I love decorating with bright, inspirational quotes and pictures of my husband and his travels. With the HP Printer, my printed photos look better than ever and help keep me focused on my studies and stay motivated. In this post, I’ll show you how to make your own Instagram grid for your home office to keep your spirits up and remind you that all your hard work in school will pay off!
First, I select my pictures I want on my wall. Use any online editing site to crop your pictures to squares. Make sure your dimensions will be same width by same height, to get the Instagram effect. I put them in the photo editing website, sized a blank canvas to 8.5 by 11 inches, and then sized my photos to 520px by 520px. This allowed me to save paper and put two photos per paper for when I print them out. You’ll get high-quality prints—every time! I am surprised how amazing even my phone pictures turned out.
I pick my top favorite 9 pictures to be in my grid and send them over to print on my HP Deskjet 3636. I am a very visual person, so I like to lay them all out and arrange them how I think they will flow best. I created my own quote picture and I used it to help tie the rest of my photos together.
Do y'all think there is a more perfect printer for my style? HP has 3 cool colors - Vibrant Red, Dragonfly Blue, Sporty Purple. I adore the Dragonfly Blue color of this printer because it matches my room theme and I appreciate how easy it is to use. This is super affordable and perfect for any back to school budget!
While I am using the printer to print photos, think about the endless possibilities you can use the HP Deskjet 3636 for. Print off or scan assignment sheets, work on school projects, and other school needs you may have. Anything and everything you can think of you’d need for back to school, is just a click and print away!
What are your back to school necessities? Because I plan on going to school online, I need a printer to print off my homework and any test taking sheets I may need. I feel reassured knowing my HP Deskjet will do the job well and leave me feeling stress-free with its easy to use control panel; as well as the affordable price that is perfect for my budget.
If you are heading back to school I highly recommend adding this product to your list! I am so excited to use my printer in the upcoming years and knowing I have Walmart's proven affordable prices, I can take on this school year with ease!
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