There are two kids of women; one who builds her home and one who pulls it down. As the woman of the home, we have the power to build up our home and the people in it, but we also have the power to tear it, and the people in it, down.
The wise woman builds her house,
but the foolish pulls it down with her hands.
I desperately seek to be a woman who builds her home, though I will admit that it is not always easy. At times it feels like that is too much responsibility on my part; after all, there are some days I want to be mad, I want to have an attitude, I want to take my frustration out, yet all that does is pull down my home and my people.
Here are ways to be a home builder.
- Daily look him in the eyes and tell him that you love him.
- Tell him that you appreciate him.
- Tell him that you respect him.
- Tell him thank you for things he does, big and small.
- Tell him that you are praying for him, and then pray for him.
- Praise him and his efforts to others.
- Help him when you can.
- Check your words and tone of voice before responding to him.
- Respond in a positive way to his physical touch.
- Keep the lines of communication open.
- Daily look them in the eyes and tell them that you love them.
- Tell your kids you appreciate them.
- Tell your kids you are thankful for them.
- Tell your kids thank you for the things they do, big and small.
- Tell your kids that you are praying for them, and then pray for them.
- Praise their efforts to others.
- Use teachable moments in life.
- Check your words and tone of voice before responding to them.
- Use physical touch such as a pat on the back or hug.
- Communicate with them.
- Play praise music in your home.
- Read Bible verses with your family.
- Have Bible verses displayed in your home.
- Pray daily with your family.
- Display the Fruits of the Spirit in all you say and do.
- Keep your home inviting so that your family feels comfortable.
- Make sure your family knows they can talk to you about all things.
- Be available.
- Be present.
- Be well rested.