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Today's reading: Proverbs 25 Click here to read online (NIV)

Verse of the day: "Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife." Proverbs 25:24

This may be one of the verses that is hardly discussed in Bible studies or sermons or elsewhere for fear of retaliation from the ladies. But we are going to discuss it today anyway as it has great truth in it for us to learn from.

How many of us are guilty of being a quarrelsome woman from time to time? How does it affect our husband & children when we behave thus? I am sure they too can relate to King Solomon here as he shares exactly how it feels like living with a quarrelsome woman.

Now the question is, how to avoid being a quarrelsome woman? Here is a list of tips that worked for me; I am sure we can definitely trace these back to the scriptures:

* By accepting the differences and learning to love unconditionally
* By learning to be still and know that He is Lord who holds everything under control.
* By understanding that no one is perfect, just like we are not perfect.
* By learning to retreat to prayer and petition anytime anguish tries to engulf us.
* By being contended with what/whom we have.
* By not dwelling in the past - neither his nor ours
Let's try these tips cautiously for a week, two weeks, a month, 6 months and before we know it, we will stop being a quarrelsome woman and will start making our home a happier place for our husband and children. Also, be assured you will be a whole happy you too!
4 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    I just stumbled onto this and I am teaching English in Saudi Arabia while going through some physical things that often leave me feeling rather cranky. I'm not married, but if I were married, I imagine that my husband would have times when the corner of a roof would be very appealing, especially since the rooftop is often the nicest part of the middle eastern home. It is natural to want to retreat there when one needs to get away from the cares and concerns of everyday life. So, while it's a good idea not to pick fights with one's spouse and all that, I think that the verse may be advocating for those retreats to the man-cave when we as women aren't at our best...and maybe while he's up there, we can have some peace as well!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I'd love to escape to the top of my roof but my wife would just climb the ladder and follow me up there to continue quarreling.

    You can't win for losing.

  3. NRIGirl Says:

    Anita Lauer & Anonymous: Interesting perspective. Both comments made me smile.

    Peace be with you - the peace beyond understanding!

    With love In-Christ,

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I hear you!

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