Faithwalkers Journal
My Husband's Helper - Tuesday September 06, 2011
The Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." Genesis 2:18 NIV
I've often been asked through the years, "What do you do?" Though my response has usually been, "I'm a homemaker," or "I home-school my kids," I wonder if I shouldn't rather have answered, "I'm my husband's helper," for that is truly my highest calling as a wife.

Helping your man is played out in so many ways, uniquely fitting each individual marriage relationship. For me, helping Dave has meant buying groceries and faithfully serving healthy meals day after day for thirty-six years. Each time I put clean socks in his drawer, iron a shirt, pack a lunch, run an errand, or varnish a window, I am thankful that I can serve him and free him up to be about other things.

Caring for our kids over the years has been all about helping my man. I knew his desires and goals for our family and put forth my time and best efforts to help make them reality. From potty training to schooling, arranging swim lessons, piano lessons, and Taekwondo ... I've been his "right-hand woman" in raising our kids.

Caring for our home, offering hospitality to guests, and most of all welcoming my hubby home each day are great ways that refresh and encourage Dave and say, "I'm so glad I can lovingly come alongside and help you."

What I do may not seem all that important to outsiders looking at my life, but I know that I hold a privileged position as helper to my husband. And I know that God is pleased that I take Him seriously with His high-calling for my life.
Submitted by:
Dawn Bovenmyer
Stonebrook Community Church
Ames, Iowa
One-Year Reading Plan:
Song of Solomon 1:1-4:16
2 Corinthians 8:16-24
Psalms 50:1-23
Proverbs 22:22-23
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