(A Message based on Priscilla Shirer’s book, The Resolution for Women)
“I will be faithful to my husband and honor him in my conduct and conversation in order to bring glory to the name of the Lord. I will aspire to be a suitable partner for him to help him reach his God-given potential.”
– Priscilla Shirer, The Resolution for Women
It goes without saying that many women dream of one day getting married and spending the rest of their lives with the man of their dreams. They dream of sunhearts and lovedust. Of tender moments wrapped in the cover of love. They look forward to a future frothed with ooey gooey kisses shared with their best friend. But as time passes and the realities of life sink in, many women are shockingly surprised by what their relationship with their significant other becomes.
The woman of resolution understands the seriousness and sacredness of her covenant relationship with her spouse. She values her mate as her God-given head and supports him in whatever way she can. She stands with him when good choices are made and when not so good choices are made. She encourages him when he is low and struggling to draw his next breath and when he is high and celebrating the goodness of God with a heart full of praise.
Resolved to fulfill her husband, the woman of resolution knows that her role as wife and partner is such that she is called to wear many hats. She is head cheerleader on days when her man needs to know he is leading his family down the right path. She is a trustworthy confidant in times when her spouse needs to know that his words – what he has to say – matters. She is a faithful lifemate when her husband longs to know he is cherished above all others. She is her partner’s # 1 fan, even after lovedust and life collide.
In the place of “fulfilling her husband,” the woman who is resolved is committed to lifting up her best friend and to supporting him in his efforts. She does all she can to encourage him to be the man that God has called him to be. She is dedicated to esteeming him in every way. She is determined to pray for her covenant partner’s spiritual maturation and development, and she will cheer for him “until death do us part.”