In my marriage, sometimes I stand beside my husband, shoulder to shoulder facing the world together. Sometimes I stand in front of my husband, particularly when he is tired or just needs a break. And then there are other times when I stand behind him.
Where I stand has nothing to do with my worth or with my level of independence. Instead, it has everything to do with my humility and my strength as a woman.
When I stand behind my man, I have the privilege of having his back. I have the responsibility to guard, to protect, and to defend my husband, my marriage, and my family from sneak attacks from behind. As the leader in our relationship, my husband watches the front line. Which means he may not see what’s behind him.
Hear me ladies: Enemies to your marriage will sneak up on you from behind. And, if you are out of position because you are arguing about who should be in the front, then you’re putting your family at risk.
Do you have your husband’s back?
It takes a strong woman to guard her husband’s back.
It takes a courageous woman to stand back to back with her husband, ready to address the issues facing her.
It takes a “new independent woman” to understand that her degree, her bank account, and her goals should be used to help hold down her family, not to inflate her ego.
When I stand behind my husband, proudly and confidently, I assure him that I have his back. Who else should be in that position if not ME – his wife? I love my husband!
I ask again: How well do you Love and support your husband/spouse?
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Written by: Esther Palmer