The warrior wife knows marriage is difficult, particularly if you don’t put the time & effort into building a strong foundation. It gets easier with time, but during the process of growing into mature, selfless spouses, marriage requires a will to fight for the union. Marriage is not for the weak-minded or soft-hearted. Marriage is for warriors. To be a Warrior-wife you must be willing to go to war for your marriage.
This doesnâ€™t mean you are paranoid about something going wrong. What it means is that you take proactive steps to strengthen the marriage bond & protect your family from negative influences. So, if & when trouble comes, your marriage will withstand hard times.
Here are 10 ways I believe wives can be warriors for their marriages & families.
1. A PRAYER WARRIOR
A wife who knows the power of prayer. She intercedes for her husband & children. She doesn’t wait for hard times to pray; she prays in good times & in bad times. When her husband needs prayer, he asks his wife because he knows she has a deep relationship with God. Her prayers soothe and comfort her family. They rebuke evil and cast out negativity. They declare goodness & favor in their lives. Not only does she pray, but she also believes what she prays.
2. A WORSHIP WARRIOR
A wife who is not afraid to praise & worship God. She knows where her help comes from, & she expresses her gratefulness wherever & whenever the Spirit moves her. “Thank you, Lord,” is her praise song.
3. A WORD WARRIOR
a wife who uses her words to speak life & wisdom to her husband & children. She knows how to encourage herself & her family in the Lord. Her words heal, comfort & correct with love. On the other hand, she doesn’t hesitate to speak in defense of her family when others try to harm them. She knows her tongue is a mighty weapon, so she uses it wisely.
4. A MOTHER WARRIOR
a wife who doesn’t play when it comes to her children. She teaches them about God, about respect for themselves & about the importance of family. A mother-warrior believes her role as a mother is a divine responsibility & that God will hold her accountable for how she rears her children. As such, she does whatever it takes to make sure her children feel safe & loved; are fed & clothed; & are educated properly
5. A FINANCIAL WARRIOR
A wife who can take a few francs & make a meal that tastes like a million bucks. She doesn’t complain about what the family doesn’t have; instead, she knows how to make do with what they do have. She plans for rainy days & helps her husband provide for the family.
6. A DISCERNMENT WARRIOR
A wife with a sixth sense to see & feel what?s good & what’s bad for the marriage. Because she prays regularly & hears from God, she can sense when someone has malicious intentions towards her family or when someone is a genuine friend.
7. A HOUSEHOLD WARRIOR
A wife who protects the peace & sanctity of the home. She doesn’t allow negativity to infiltrate the home environment because she knows the home should be the safest place in the world for her family.
8. A SEXUAL WARRIOR
A wife who isn’t afraid to enjoy physical intimacy with her husband. She initiates sex & enjoys pleasing her husband. When the love life goes lacking or gets monotonous, she steps up to re-energize things.
9. A CONFIDENCE WARRIOR
A wife who makes her man feel like he can do anything he sets his mind to. She is a constant encourager who believes in her husband even when he doesn’t believe in himself.
10. A PURPOSE DRIVEN WARRIOR
A wife who knows that God has a purpose for her marriage. She’s willing to fight for it when others say she should give up. She partners with her husband to achieve their marriage & family goals. Her motto is “Let’s do this!”
I want to encourage you to embrace the warrior inside of you. As wives & future-wives, we don’t have to accept whatever life throws at us. God made us in His image, which means we have the power to create the marriages & lives we deserve and desire. Every woman has a warrior spirit on the inside of her. That’s why “a man who finds a good wife finds treasure”.Follow Love Venture on WordPress.com