I don’t know that I want to commit to this… but I’m thinking of making a weekly post about family, specifically our family–Caleb and I–Family Fridays. Cheesy? We are living in the midwest now…Let me know if you think it’s a good move… if you don’t say anything I will take the hint.
For the longest time I cringed at the Christian concept of the wife submitting to her husband. If I’m honest, I still cringe. Less at the principle, more at the use of the words as power and manipulation. He is to be the leader of the house. My ears hear, “and the wife shall be the scum to be trampled on,” even though that is so not the message. And then I heard from the LORD: He (Caleb) is My tool to refine you. His actions, desires, hopes, and dreams. Who He is will refine you to be the woman I have made. O sweet joy. What a gift.The Lord has given me a joyous, hilarious, handsome best friend to make me like Jesus (in a way, so are all of our relationships and life experiences). I’m in.
This week I am singing praises for Caleb’s leading in vulnerability. He is the first to confess, the first to share. And not just the easy stuff, but the really hard, dark stuff. He has done this from the beginning. Because of that, there is no hiding in this marriage. It’s unacceptable. That’s not who we are. We are vulnerable, honest, real, open. We are forgiving. All because I have a husband who submits his way to the Lord. Amen. Or as Bridge Church says it, That’s What’s Up!
Took this hunk-a-luv out for the best burgers in Nebraska (as determined by Midwestern Living…that’s right). Got our meat helping for the week too!