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Old 01-31-2009, 01:56 PM   #21
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No one stated that I am his servent or that I am beneath him. I do the things I do out of a servents heart, just as Jesus did, and my love for him and Him. I do them regardless of if I think he deserves them or has earned them because that is the kind of wife God has called us to be.
1 Peter 3:1-2 , Titus 2:4-5

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Old 01-31-2009, 02:08 PM   #22
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No one stated that I am his servent or that I am beneath him. I do the things I do out of a servents heart, just as Jesus did, and my love for him and Him. I do them regardless of if I think he deserves them or has earned them because that is the kind of wife God has called us to be.
1 Peter 3:1-2 , Titus 2:4-5
Meh. Like I said, different Gods. Mine uses a much different set of books, or at least translated differently. The emphasis is on a cooperative environment. It works and we're all happy. There's no need for me to do everything for my very capable man, and vice versa.
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:11 PM   #23
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Meh. Like I said, different Gods. Mine uses a much different set of books, or at least translated differently. The emphasis is on a cooperative environment. It works and we're all happy. There's no need for me to do everything for my very capable man, and vice versa.
Thx for sharing and now back to the OP
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:09 PM   #24
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Well, I feel like the oddball, not the norm.

What I do to be a good (sah)mom:

I believe a mom's job is to help a child grow up. I make sure that days are filled with opportunities to learn independent skills and social graces, as well as teamwork and problems to solve. I have a willing ear, and always a shoulder ready when life seems to get too tough. I may not always understand current interests, but I do my best to encourage them.


What I do to be a good (sah)wife:
Well, this is a bit different. I believe I am a person of my own being, and as such the greatest gift I can give to my dh is developing who I am - an interesting, lively person who both loves to share my interests as well as appreciate his. I am strong enough to know my weaknesses (part of why I don't cook most of the meals!), and grateful enough to know his, and that we can balance each other out. I work hard on saying exactly what I mean and putting tense conversations into non-accusatory words. I respect him as a person of his own being - I don't nag or scold when his way of doing something is different than mine, or have him 'ask permission' to go out with his friends.
I stay in shape, so I feel good about my body and confident when we go out. It's not the perfect shape, but it's mine and the best it's going to get. I stand up for what I believe in even when it goes against the grain and what he wants.
I don't cook, spend time picking up after him, lay out or iron his clothes, or am in any way a personal maid service. I am a partner. When he cooks, I clean, and vice versa. If I dust the living room, he will vacuum. We grocery shop together, we do bills together, and we plan our lives together.

I am not a helper, I am a partner.
Thanks for posting.
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Not enough. You are light years ahead of me.
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I'm a good SAHM because I don't kill anyone when I'm exhausted and totally burned out from taking care of a two year old all day every day!!
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