Shows Main Idea – A contentious wife is like a dripping faucet. Are you dripping? Drip. Drip. Drip. Do you trust God to produce a change in your husband or are you attempting to control him so much that he would rather live on the corner of a roof?
The Unspeakable Podcast speaks to the hidden side of everything, especially those things that are important to you but not regularly discussed in many Christian communities. Kimberly, Brandi, and Kim explore all things that pertain to life and godliness. If you have a question for the Unspeakable Team, please ask it here.
- 5:42 Proverbs 21:9 and 25:4
- 6:14 Wrong approaches to help someone change: from the article, The most powerful way to help someone change
- The Shame Approach
- The Guilt Approach
- The Threat Approach
- The Condemnation Approach
- The Critical Approach
- The Cynical Approach
- 7:50 Questions to ask yourself to see if you’re a contentious wife
- 9:15 Acting contentiously is a form of control. It is unbelief and a failure to trust God can produce change in someone else
- 10:00 Some possibilities that may have caused a wife to behave contentiously so that you can better understand her
- 12:35 Ask yourself “Am I trusting God in my marriage?”
- 13:40 Romans 2:4
- 14:40 Our focus needs to be on how to honor the Lord, not on the outcome we are seeking
- 15:43 We must have compassion for our sisters who are genuinely struggling and don’t know how to act differently
- 16:12 A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike – Proverbs 27:15
- 17:30 Who is the biggest sinner you know? If your answer is anything other than yourself, you have Gospel amnesia
- 18:14 The humility or self-righteousness test:
- Is there someone in your life you will not forgive?
- Is there someone in your life toward whom you are angry, frustrated, or impatient?
- 18:37 Colossians 3:13 adds to forgiveness bearing with one another
- 20:00 Romans 12:3
- 22:00 Contentious wives are not valuing their husbands as the image bearers God says they are
- 24:30 It says something about my relationship with the Lord when I treat my spouse poorly (James 1:26)
- 25:40 A proper view of God will give us a proper view of others (Isaiah 6)
- 27:00 Hebrews 3:12