I was at an event sometimes last year, and one of the speakers talked about how he was not willing to control his wife financially by allowing her to work. He went further to tell us how he brainstormed for her and taught up business ideas for her since she was not going to be doing the regular 9 to 5. For me, that’s highly impressive and I doff my hat for him. Those are the kind of men that are not threatened by the success of their wife, rather they seek their good and push them to it. Their wife’s success is a plus to them. They don’t see it as a minus.
Later that year, I was somewhere, and I saw first hand how a husband was seeking his wife’s good in her business. He was telling her what to allow and what not to from those who will be doing business with her. He shared some tips and joined in doing some things. My heart was gladdened. You know why already.
While the examples I gave bothered more on business, and they were from men, seeking the good of your spouse is not limited to business and it is not only the men who are to seek the good of their wives. It goes both ways, and it cuts across all areas. I’ll touch on some.
Seek the spiritual good of your spouse. If it is only on this earth we have hope, we are of all men most miserable. If in the mathematics of the good yo seek for your spouse, the sum of their spiritual life is not added, your summation is equal to a zero. You seek the spiritual good of your spouse by spurring them to study the word and pray daily. You encourage your spouse to walk in righteousness and develop a personal relationship with God.You seek the spiritual good of your spouse by spurring them to study the word and pray daily. You encourage your spouse to walk in righteousness and develop a personal relationship with God. Click To Tweet
You seek the good of their physical and financial health. “Beloved, wish above all things that your spouse will prosper and be in health even as their soul (spiritual life) prospers.” 3 John 1:2 (rephrased). See to their well-being and don’t have a controlling/manipulating/domineering mindset when it comes to finances. Create room for growth for them.
Seek the good of their relationships. Life does not revolve around you, their spouse. They need people outside you. Encourage your spouse to build and sustain healthy relationships.
Lest you forget, Jesus at the center makes the home godly and happy.