Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
- Make a resolve - Agree with your mate that you will work together to restore peace to your marriage. Try writing your decisions on paper. When both of you and your spouse are committed, saving your marriage becomes a team project.
- Identify the problem - What is it that has interfered with your marriage? In one sentence, write out what you think is lacking or what you wish could change. Understandably,the problem you identify may be different from that noted by your spouse.
- Set a Goal - Where would you like your marriage to be six months from now? What specific improvements would you like to see? Write your goal on paper. When you have a clear vision as to what you need in your marriage, you goal will be easier to attain.
- Apply Bible Counsel - Once you have identified your problem and determined the improvements you would like to make, look to the bible for advice. Its principles are timeless, and they really work. These Scriptural principles are effective because the Bible's Author, Jehovah God, created the marriage arrangement.
These suggestions are also useful eventhough our marriages are not falling apart. It is always good to assess our marriage situation from time to time. Let's work hard to keep our marriage happy. Have a nice weekend everyone.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
- Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal( esp. his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.
- Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
- Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
- Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.
- Over the cooler months of the year, you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.
- Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces( if they are small), comb their hair and, if necessary, change their clothes. Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.
- Be Happy to see him.
- Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
- Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first- remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
- Make the evening his. Never complain of he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you (my thought-- unless only occassionally hehehe). Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at home and relax.
- Your goal: Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order, and tranquillity.
- Don't greet him with complaints and problems.
- Don't complain if he's late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night- (my thought-depends if he is working late hahaha). Count this as a minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.
- Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
- Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
- Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.
- A good wife always knows her place.
- The bold and italic ones are the things I don't agree! I love my husband but I am not his slave!
- Am glad I was not born during that time! Hahahaha.
- I know I am not a perfect wife but all I can say is - I take good care of my family.
- I am blessed to have a wonderful and responsible husband that truly loves me and cares about our family.
- I just gave him my biggest smile too!:):)
Monday, January 18, 2010
- The Right Priorities- What this means? - In successful marriages, each spouse puts the other's needs ahead of self, possessions, job, friends, and even other relatives. Husband and wife spend plenty of time with each other and with the children. Both are willing to make sacrifices for the interests of the family.
- Commitment- Successful couples view their marriage as a permanent union. When a problem arises, they strive to solve it rather than use it as an excuse to abandon the marriage. When spouses have a sense of commitment, they feel secure. Each trusts that the other will continue to honor the union. Commitment is like a guardrail that prevents your marriage from going off course.
- Teamwork - They respect the headship arrangement, which means, the husband is the head of the family. Nevertheless, both husband and wife view their marriage in terms of "ours" and "we" rather than "mine" and "me". When there is teamwork, husband and wife are no longer single at heart. They are " one flesh". Teamwork means that you are the pilot and copilot with the same flight plan.
- Respect - Both troubled and successful families have disagreements. But successful families discuss matters without resorting to sarcasm, insults, and other forms of abusive speech. Family members treat one another as they themselves would like to be treated.
- Reasonableness - What this means? In successful families, husbands and wives make allowances for each other's mistakes. They are also neither unduly rigid nor overly permissive with their children. They set a modest number of household rules. When correction is needed, they give it to the proper degree. Like a careful driver, a reasonable family member is prepared to yield.
- Forgiveness - Successful couples learn from the past; but they do not keep track of old grievances and then use these to make sweeping assertions, such as " You are always late" or "You never listen". Both husband and wife believe that it is beauty on their part to pass over transgression.
- A Firm Foundation - Strong families do not endure automatically, any more than a house just keeps standing for many decades. A solid structure needs a firm foundation, and the same is true of a strong family. Successful families are built on a source of guidance that works. If you include God in your family, no doubt- your family can withstand the storms that threaten it.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
- Babysitting, Child care
- Selling homegrown vegetables or flowers; juice drinks
- Sewing, altering, and repairing clothing
- Piecework for manufacturers
- Baking and food preparation
- Quilting, crocheting, knitting; making macrame, pottery; other crafts
- Bookkeeping, typing, home computer services
- Telephone answering service
- Taking in boarders
- Addressing and filling envelopes for advertisers
- Washing and waxing cars
- Pet grooming and exercising
- Lock repair and key making
For much of the work mentioned above, ads can be placed free of charge or at low cost in weekend shopping flyers or on supermarket notice boards.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
- Luke 21:11 " There will be great earthquakes, and in one place after another pestilences and food shortages".
- Matthew 24:7 " For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another".
No doubt that we are living in the last days. But we all do try to plan our lives in such a way as to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Realistic planning is practical. The Bible shows that there are wonderful things ahead, and we are wise if we plan so as to benefit from them. God promise everlasting life to those individual who are obedient and loyal to Him. John 17:3 "This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God ( Jehovah), and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ". This is the time to dig in, to meditate, to study and to know more about Him because No one can protect us from any harm except the only true God, Jehovah.
To all the people in Haiti, to my brothers and sisters, my heart is with you. You will be in my prayers.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
- House-sitting- When people are away on business or on vacation and want their home to be looked after
- Cleaning- Stores; offices; homes and apartments after construction, after fires, after people move out; housework in homes of others; windows (business and domestic)
- Repairs- Bicycles; appliances of all kinds. You can find some books in the library on how to repair.
- Handyman Jobs- Siding houses; building cabinets, doors, porches, painting; fencing; roofing.
- Farmwork- Planting crops, picking fruit, harvesting.
- Interior Landscaping and plant care at- Offices, banks, lobbies, shopping plazas and atriums.
- Property Management- Janitor, superintendent ( sometimes includes free living quarters)
- Carpet and laminate wood floor installation, cleaning
- Newspaper routes ( adults and children) and other delivery services( ads, bills for municipalities)
- Moving, storage
- Landscaping, tree trimming, lawn care, woodcutting
- School bus driver
- Photography ( portraits and public events)
- Selling bait to fishermen
- Swap work- barter car repairs for electrical work, sewing for plumbing
Friends, Please feel free to add to my list and post it in the comments area, maybe in this way, we can help those people that lost their job or those that are looking for job. Thanks everyone!