As a woman we have a huge impact on the attitude in our homes. If we are stressed, everyone feels it and responds. When we are disappointed, it's felt. The birthdays are celebrated, but there are the long, hard days too. How do we respond? Proverbs 21:9 says, "Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife." The chapter goes on to say in verse 19, "Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife." As I read these verses I thought, I wonder if my house is better than the corner of a roof. Everyday isn't a birthday, even with six children, but it should be good to be home.
When my husband comes home, I want it to be a great place to be. I need to be a wife that he doesn't want to run from...run to the desert. As wives we can't be quarrelsome. We can't pick fights; we can't be irritating. So as we think through how to respond, don't argue. Secondly, think "birthdays". Think about others, and how to make them happy. Others first-so everyone can enjoy the whole house.