Clean Up Dad

Hey guys (and gals that read this for their husbands) I hope that today is going great for you! It is Wednesday and we have made it half way through the week. So with it being halfway through the week, what does your house look like?

F5 tornado or my wife after cooking

F5 tornado or my wife after cooking

Is it spotless or have the look of a F5 tornado strike? If it is the last, what have you done to fix it? Have you helped to clean up your mess, your wifes’ mess and your kids’ mess? Here is a bit of music to help you along, if you need it.

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Women, if you are reading this, this is where you stop and it becomes a guys post!
 

Alright guys, if you want your wife to take care of you, then you need to take care of your wife’s needs.  You are needed to go where few men have gone before!  When she’s not looking, sweep the floor, wipe down the counter tops, put away the dishes (wash them first!) do your job to clean up the messes you see. Your wife is not a live in slave that you married. She is your help meet or helper I know that my wife loves walking through to do a job only to see the job is already done. Cleaning up messes that she wouldn’t expect you to touch or much less clean up has a tremendous effect on your wife’s libido!

When, not if, your kids make a small disaster in their “domain”, be the man and make sure that it is cleaned up! When you come home and their toys are scattered about the driveway or house like a tornado went by, see to it that they clean it up. Have you ever thought about all the things that your wife does that you don’t even notice, yet when one thing is not done, we are so quick to remind them of that one shortcoming. When you see something that needs to be done, serve your wife by doing it. Do what needs to be done for your wife in love, just as Christ loved the church.

Have you ever had to lead someone? Well you are now even if you don’t realize it. The kids in your house, the woman who you are married to, they are all looking to you to lead them. Lead them through service to them.

John 13
12 When Jesus had washed their feet and put on His robe, He reclined[b] again and said to them, “Do you know what I have done for you? 13 You call Me Teacher and Lord. This is well said, for I am.

When Jesus asked this question, He was asking if they learned that through service to others you can lead. Your wife may not need her feet washed (or she may…), but what about the clothes, the kitchen counters, the floor swept? Maybe a day out without the kids, a nice massage (with no guilt trip for a payback!) or just a quiet dinner and adult conversation. Remember that before one can be great he must learn to serve.

So guys take a few moments and do that task that you see before you. Stand up and be the man of the house and the knight in shining armor that you wife needs. Be quick of the task and slow of the speech that condemn or criticize.

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