"Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;"
Eph 5:25

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Husband Is Brave: CMBA Blog Challenge Day 11

The Christian Marriage Bloggers Association has challenged bloggers to publish a new post every day for thirteen days. This is day 11 of the challenge. If you missed the previous posts in this series, follow the links at the end of this post.

Continuing my theme of the Boy Scout Law applied to Christian husbands, today is:

A Husband Is Brave

As a husband, bravery means:

  • Taking a so-so job to put some food on the table, even though it doesn't pay enough to get us by and trusting the Lord for the rest.
  • Moving away from family and friends, knowing it will be difficult, but also knowing it is the right thing to do.
  • Delivering the bad news when you lose your job.
  • Sacrificing things you want for things your wife wants.
  • Starting family devotions, even  though it makes you uncomfortable.
  • Calling creditors to work out payments, then finding a way to stick to those payments.
  • Cutting what needs to be cut, no matter how inconvenient.
  • Facing a destroyed house after a natural disaster.  
  • Getting up to check on the strange noise in the middle of the night.
  • Saying "no" when you want to say "yes."
  • Saying "yes" when you want to say "no."
Sometimes being brave involves doing difficult things.  Sometimes it involves doing uncomfortable things. Always it involves listening to the Holy Spirit's leading. 

As a Christian husband, I have found the most difficult part is when the Holy Spirit leads me in one direction and my wife and family pull in a different direction.  That is the time I need to be brave as I lead.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9) 

What are you thoughts on bravery? 

Check out the other posts in this series:

A Husband Is ... 1/2 Marathon Blog Challenge - Day 1

A Husband Is Trustworthy: CMBA Blog Challenge, Day 2

A Husband Is Loyal: CMBA Blog Challenge, Day 3

A Husband Is Helpful: CMBA Blog Challenge Day 4

A Husband Is Friendly: CMBA Blog Challenge Day 5

A Husband Is Courteous: CMBA Blog Challenge Day 6 

A Husband Is Kind: CMBA Blog Challenge Day 7

A Husband Is Obedient: CMBA Blog Challenge Day 8 

A Husband Is Cheerful: CMBA Blog Challenge Day 9

A Husband Is Thrifty: CMBA Blog Challenge Day 10

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