I honored to have my friend Bambi Moore of In the Nursery of the Nation guest posting here today. Read on, ladies. It’s “ouch and amen” time.
The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands. Proverbs 14:1
How to Tear Down Your House In Ten Easy Steps
1.) Criticize your husband. Be sure and do it right when he steps in the front door as he gets home from work. Even better if the children can hear. An equally effective time would be in front of his friends.
2.) Complain a lot. If you aren’t happy be sure everyone who lives with you, knows it.
3.) Neglect your prayer life and study of scripture.
4.) Harbor up some hurt feelings you’ve incurred from…oh, anyone will do. Be sure and let it take root and nurture it until it officially becomes bitterness.
5.) Spend more time on the Internet than you do with your family. Make your social life high priority.
6.) At all costs, don’t serve anyone else. Especially not in your own home. And leave that hospitality stuff to the experts, it’s really not your gift.
7.) Keep up the perception you want the folks at church or your outside friends to have of you, but don’t worry too much about the One who knows your heart nor the little eyes who watch you.
8.) Don’t bother with housekeeping. What’s the point?
9.) Impose a set of religious rules on your family and yourself that have no love-motivated obedience behind them. Teach your children to have a self-righteous spirit instead of a heart full of humility and service to others.
10.) Spend lots of money you don’t have. Get into lots of consumer debt, trying to live the illusive American Dream. However, if you find you can’t possibly keep up…be sure and remember numbers 1 & 2.