I was reading today's Proverb and thought I should share these two verses.
Proverbs 21:9, 19 NLT
(9) It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home.
(19) It’s better to live alone in the desert than with a quarrelsome, complaining wife.
I think God is trying to tell us something and if He feels the need to say it twice in one Proverb, we must need to really hear it. We are not our husband's conscience nor are we his mother, so let's not act like it. Let's make certain we are encouraging, not criticizing. Let's make sure we are letting him be who God created him to be, not trying to make him into our twin. Our husbands have their own ways of doing things and that's okay; not everything has to be done just the way WE want it. I pray we are not quarrelsome or complaining wives.