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The Good Wives Guide...HWT style!

February 25, 2012

The last few days I have had Michelle Duggar's (19 Kids and Counting on TLC) tips for being a good wife on my blog.  I decided to respond with my own reactions, thoughts, and agreements. Be sure to read some of the comments left for this post....and leave your own thoughts as well! 

1.  A husband needs a wife who respects him as a man: A woman destroys her husband's manliness by "being financially independent; love is killed by self-sufficiency."
I do agree that a marriage is based on a "dependency" that is EQUAL to both sides...but destroying his manliness is going a bit far! I know of a couple that could tell you about "destroying manliness"! 

2.  A husband needs a wife who accepts him as a leader and believes in his God-given responsibilities.
...And on the eighth day, God gave man responsibilities.  These did not include sitting on the couch watching golf while his wife cleaned the kitchen! 

3.  A husband needs a wife who will continue to develop inward and outward beauty: Your hairstyle, for example, can show "obedience vs. defiance" and "personal discipline vs. inconsistency," among other things.

4.  A husband needs a wife who can lovingly appeal to him when he is going beyond his limitations and wisely respond to those who question his ideas, goals or motives: "Ask your husband to tell you when you have a resilient spirit; ask forgiveness whenever you do."
So it is OK to point out when he is doing something stupid?  I can agree with that.  But if someone else points it out, I better stand up for him...even if they are right about my husband? Once I point out his faults, I need to apologize for doing so?

5.  A husband needs quality time to be alone with himself and the Lord.
Michelle, I have a feeling when your husband has been in the shower for more than ten minutes it is not the Lord he is thinking about!

6.  A husband needs a wife who is grateful for all he has done and all he is doing. "Expect nothing and be genuinely grateful for each little evidence of your husband's love."
I get this one...I usually expect that nothing will be done around the house on a day he is alone with the kids...and I am genuinely grateful if the dishes made it from the table to the sink!

7.  A husband needs a wife who will be praised by other people for her character and her good works.
I guess that would be preferred than being married to a woman that people think is a B*TCH!


Nicole said...

My mom attended a church back in the day where they didn't allow women to cut their hair, wear makeup, or wear pants. Naturally my mom cut her hair, wore heavy makeup, and wore pants to service. Rebellion runs in the family ;-)

Val Browning said...

I love the HWT personal favorite, you ask?  #3...I'm trying to figure that one out myself, lol!  I only know that when my hubby used to try to tell me how he liked my hair this way or that, I would remind him that he's bald.  He still is bald and I have hair I like :)

OKinUK said...

Hey April! Where you at, girl?

#1: JimBob don't need Michelle to go out and lift that skirt, mainly because they're pretty darn financially banked. I need to buy me some land and rent it out to cell phone companies.

And yes, I did use grammar inappropriately and incorrectly on hush up and look in the gumbo.

Hockey Wife said...

Number three is my absolute favorite because it makes absolutely no fucking sense. Michelle seems like a sweet soul but seriously? What is obedient hair? Did she seriously say that? Crazypants.