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This lovely and educative article originally titled “WORDS FROM A MOTHER TO HER DAUGHTER ABOUT MARRIAGE” was copied in full from circulating social media messages. Thoughts expressed are exclusively those of the writer.

1. The wife that wins all arguments with her husband is not wise. The home is not a law court.

2. The wife that uses sex as a weapon in the home – placing embargo, going to bed in jeans shorts and trousers -lacks wisdom.

3. The wife that uses the modern trends and laws of “women’s rights” to insult or ridicule her husband simply makes a fool of herself.

4. A woman that makes her home devoid of peace through bickering, nagging and quarrels needs help. A man should be eager to run away from office to be at home, for that should be the safest and closest place on earth for him.

5. Modern-day equality in marriage does not mean competition, It simply means partnership. Taking advantage of such equality to turn around and become the defacto head of the home and oppress the man is tantamount to playing with fire. If you destroy your home, soon you will be the boss of an empty home.

6. A wise wife makes the man feel so good that he assumes that he is the head. Once he gets that feeling, the woman gently wields her power and the head actually turns to wherever the neck wants without a protest.

7. A wife that does not pull herself away from friends’ influence and advice or even from the control of her mother and father will have herself to blame.

8. When a man is looking for a wife, he bypasses women of different shapes and sizes to choose a wife But soon after childbirth, many women hide under the excuse of childbirth to let go of themselves. Many stop bothering about their looks,shape, dressing, etc.

Within 5 years of marriage, people start wondering if the wife is the man’s aunt, even though she is 7 years younger. Her defence is that if he truly loves her, he should love her the way she is but when looking for a wife, he saw people like the present YOU and ignored them and settled for the former YOU. Today, you go to bed smelling of onions…. You go to bed wearing grandmothers’ clothes. Why are you playing with your marriage?

Love is not about looks – we know! But looks enhances love and marriage. There is a difference between someone disfiguring herself and the person being disfigured by an accident. Please don’t be complacent. As hard as it may be, work on looking like you were when he first saw you and began the chase.

9. If every night you are tired, sleepy, sore, down with headache or fever, “not in the mood,” you are a joker, a serious comedian!

10. If your children suddenly become more important to you than your husband, you need prayers.

11. If you assume that as the woman, only you need to be pampered and fussed over while the man is a stone that has no emotions, you need to be pitied.

12. A woman that has the mind of a wife does not excite her husband. Wives are usually complacent and presumptuous. A wife must strive to have the mind of a girlfriend, A girlfriend is always nicer, sweeter, more loving and always thinking of ways to wow her sweetheart; a girlfriend does not try to win all arguments, does not call the man a “useless man”, is not careless about her looks or dressing, always smiles and laughs with the man, sends the man sweet messages and calls, etc. Are you your husband’s girlfriend in word and in deed?

LASTLY, DO NOT INFORM ME OF YOUR QUARRELS, I DIDN’T JOIN YOU TOGETHER, GOD DID, GO AND INFORM HIM AND HE WILL SORT YOU OUT.

NB: This lovely and eductive article titled “WORDS FROM A MOTHER TO HER DAUGHTER ABOUT MARRIAGE” was copied in full from circulating social media messages. Thoughts expressed are exclusively those of the writer.

IN ADDENDUM:

  • Marriage is that relationship between a man and a woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence is mutual, and the obligation reciprocal-LOUIS ANSPACHER
  • It takes two to make a marriage a successs and only one to make it a failure -HERBERT SAMUEL
  • A good husbannd should be deaf and a good wife should be blind -French proverb
  • To keep your marrriage brimming with love in the loving cup, whenever you are wrong, admit it, whenever you are right, keep quiet-Ogden Nash
  • A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt everyday -ANDRE MAUROIS
  • The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his chequebook open -GROUCHO MARK
  • Praise marriage not on the third day but after the third year -ANONYMOUS
  • Well married, a man is winged; ill-matched, he is shackled -HENRY WARD BEECHER.

{Above quotes were adapted from ‘Life magazine’ No. 6, June 2006. See www.dclm.org for more details}

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