Proverbs 21:9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a QUARRELSOME WIFE.
Proverbs 27:15-16 A QUARRELSOME WIFE is like a constant dripping on a rainy day; restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil in the hand.
A quarrelsome wife? OR in other words…A NAGGER!
Nag means to scold or annoy CONSTANTLY; to be a CONSTANT source of discomfort or worry; a person, especially a woman, who nags.
Before I start, I need to say this. Do I scold or annoy my husband? That is if you would like to know. YES, I DO!!! But with this difference, I don’t nag him CONSTANTLY. Why, because…I might end up losing him for good.
Here is an example…a personal witness. There are a couple I know, unmarried but living together with three little children. The lady, I can say is an acquaintance. So, one day I ask her why they don’t want to get married and her answers are vague and evasive. It so happens that her partner comes home and as he joins in the conversation, I ask him the same question. WHY DON’T YOU WANT TO LEGALIZE YOUR RELATIONSHIP? His answer is straightforward. ‘I AM NOT GOING TO MARRY A NAGGING WOMAN.’ I sit there stunned into silence for a long time.
Many months after that conversation, I still wonder what he really meant by ‘A NAGGING WOMAN’ yet deep down in my heart, I know he is not alone. Many good marriages are destroyed by the seemingly harmless seam of constant nagging. A husband who once looked forward to return home after a day’s work, now finds every excuse to stay longer at work or suddenly gathers interest in activities outside his home. The signs that things are going wrong maybe blind to a nagging wife until it is already too late.
But what is the cure for nagging?
WISDOM: Proverbs 14:1 A WISE WOMAN builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
LOVE:1 Peter 4:8 Above all LOVE EACH OTHER deeply because love covers a multitude of sins.
RESPECT: Titus 2:4-5 Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be SELF-CONTROLLED and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be SUBJECT TO THEIR HUSBANDS, so that no-one will malign the word of God.
Are you a nagging but Christian wife? There is hope for you, and your marriage. Above all, remember there is someone watching your preaching through your living…that SOMEONE is your CHILDREN. Give them a good example.