1 Easy Way to Brighten Your Husband’s Day: Learn His Likes and Dislikes

Ever light a lovely new candle that smells so good to you only to have your hubby ask what smells so bad? Ever make one of your favorite dinners only to realize that your husband isn’t quite so crazy about it? Both of those things have definitely happened in our home more than once! It’s interesting, to say the least, when you get married and find that your husband likes some things that you don’t and that he dislikes some of your favorite things. Our tendency is to prioritize what we enjoy the most. One of the easiest ways to serve our husbands, however, is to do the opposite: Learn their likes and dislikes and make an effort to do the things that they enjoy. In her book, A Wife After God’s Own Heart, author Elizabeth George tells a story about a woman who was cleaning out her recipes and getting…

The Ministry of Homemaking

Confession time: I’ve always been a little bit messy (if my parents are reading this, they’re thinking: A little bit?!?). But I’m just not one of those people who thinks that everything has a place and that the house isn’t clean until everything is in its place. As such, when I was a teenager, my room could be a pretty scary place. My parents tried to impress upon me the importance of having things neat and tidy, but I just thought they were too perfectionistic. As I got older, I slowly began to realize that there is a connection between chaos in the home and chaos in the family. It’s really difficult to relax and feel content when everything around you is a mess. But something still seemed to be missing in my understanding of homemaking. Once I left my full time job to be a full time stay at…