Have you ever done something because someone nagged you about it? And if you did it, did you do it to get them off your back, to basically quiet them? Lastly, how was your attitude when you preformed the job?
I think it’s safe to say, most people are not wired to preform jobs pleasantly when nagged. Okay, Bethany, where are you going with this?
Today I say, drop the nagging, and praise his good. So what if he doesn’t take out the trash or do the dishes. Is it a real big deal that he doesn’t pick up his clothes off the floor? None of these things warrant putting a wedge between you and your spouse from nagging about it. Instead think, does he work to pay bills? Does he listen to you when you talk? I don’t know what your husband does that’s good, but praise it.
One of my favorite things about my husband is he is a non-nagger about the house. With homeschooling, three kids and chasing a extremely active two year old, an immaculate house is not a top priority. Random toys do lay around and crumbs consistently visit our floor, but my husband rarely ever says anything, which makes me want to work even harder to keep the house clean.
God I pray you help each of us to see the good in our husband and remind us to encourage these deeds. Give us the strength to refrain our mouth from nagging. Give us a clear perspective on the things that truly matter in our marriage. Thank you now for the man you have given us to lead our family. I pray you anoint our husband, give him wisdom, guide his steps, and guard his heart and mind.
In Jesus Name Amen