A Wife's Ten Commandments
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your
soul, and with all your mind; and you shall love your husband as yourself.
You shall not make your husband into an idol, but you shall love, honor,
respect, and submit to him as unto the Lord.
You shall not take your husband's name in vain, through gossip, slander,
criticism, complaint, or mockery; but you shall bless him both privately and
You shall work heartily as unto the Lord and as directed by Him and your
husband, not by your own ideas of what should be done. You shall not be so
busy working, however, that you neglect to get alone with God everyday.
During this quiet time, you shall pray diligently for your husband. You shall
also be willing to put aside work in order to 'play' when your husband asks
You shall honor your mother and father, but you shall not elevate their
position or opinions above your husband's.
You shall not resent, revile, or hate your husband, but you shall grant
him grace, forgiveness, and mercy.
You shall not commit adultery, nor shall you think lustfully toward
another man; but you shall thank God for your husband and be pleased with
You shall not steal from your husband. You shall not steal his marriage by
threats of divorce. You shall not steal his wife by leaving him alone all the
time. You shall not steal his spiritual leadership by taking control. You
shall not steal his time by placing unnecessary demands on him. You shall not
steal his joy by complaining or moping. You shall not steal his peace by
endless nagging. You shall not steal glances from other men by wearing
provocative clothes and causing them to stumble. This defrauds your husband
of an honorable wife, the other man of pure thoughts, and the man's wife of
her husband's faithfulness.
You shall not lie to your husband, but you shall speak the truth in love.
You shall also practice a quiet and gentle spirit.
You shall not covet another woman's husband, her children, her friends,
her house, her decorating style, her garden, her looks, her wardrobe, her
possessions, her talents and gifts, her ministry, or any other thing that is
hers; but you shall be content with all God has given you.
[ Author Unknown -- from Denial Nichols ]
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