Monday, November 19, 2012
Ideally, a marriage will last "until death do us part," as the vow is stated at the altar. This is a sacred promise we must strive to keep until the very end. However, we are aware of difficult circumstances in today's culture. There is rampant adultery, financial strain, easy divorce, and wives are being abandoned by husbands who want out. It is not easy to stand committed to a "forever" marriage.
Marriage and Home are like a romance. We wives cultivate and bring beauty on a daily basis. We are like the angels of light and warmth and holy love. We do this daily and we don't give up. We do this regardless of any reward or appreciation.
A Wife and Homemaker, has a duty to keep home and marriage a happy place, despite trials, sadness, anger and troubles. It takes courage and a tremendous amount of behind-the-scenes work.
The life-long marriages happen because of labor and effort. One of the secrets is daily, moment-by-moment forgiveness. Be merciful, be slow to anger. . . and forgive.
It is about working to make home and marriage lovely; making it a sanctuary and a haven.
The following is a list of articles, stories, and ideas to help in this journey. (These are gathered from this blog, and were written by Mrs. White.) The advice is designed for the Old Fashioned, Christian Housewife:
Not Happily Married
Forgotten Kindness in Marriage
Getting Along in Marriage
Marriage - When Groceries are the Presents
The Godly Home, Marriage, and Family
The Old Time Housewife
Recording the History of a Family
Cooking for Mister
A Wife Who Does Not Complain
When Couples Dream
Titus 2 series - Being Obedient to Your Husband
The Good Wife
Trials in the Kitchen
What I Learned from My Husband's Weariness
Are You Still Tricking Your Wife?
The Wife's Job at Home - Doing My Part
A Mother's Touch
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