Submission: Part 2

Positive reinforcement.  Living in a society of always being right or always wanting it our own way, it can become very difficult to submit and follow our husbands.  Here are two ways I see that help in positively doing so:  1) Say nothing. When he's telling a story about something that happened and has tiny details wrong, why correct him in front of all your friends? When he put something in the wrong drawer, why correct him? Stop and think before you say anything to ask yourself if it's worth it.  The last thing I EVER want to do is correct my man or make him "wrong" in front of people.  It's all about respect.  And shoot, I can move the spatula to the other drawer, it's pretty cute when he tries :) 

2) Say something positive: short and sweet. When he wants to do something, get excited with him.  He asks to watch the last 30 minutes of the game and there is some chick flick on Lifetime, say SURE! or YOU BET! Be happy for him and sit with him during his game.  The more you can respond with a positive short answer, the easier it becomes.  Sometimes it may not always be something we want, but in the long run you'll be thankful that you got to share that time together no matter what it was you were doing! And you are practicing submission to him, which in turn is really submission to HIM! 

All this is easy for me to say, I have an easy husband.  It is a joy for me to submit to him and follow him. I'd follow him to the ends of the earth and he knows it. But I'm learning everyday how to be a better wife, and in turn be a better follower of Christ.