Does Your Husband Wish He Lived in the Desert?


Hello Ladies,

It’s another “Two shall become One~Tuesday” and I need you to do something for me.

Please stand and recite these words: (ready, are you standing? Hold up your right hand)
“I love Sue, I know Sue loves me too and I will not become offended with her, I understand that she is a nice person just trying to help.”

Ok, you can sit.

Here’s our verse for today:

Proverbs 21:19 It is better to live alone in the desert than with a crabby, complaining wife. NLT

Stop being sooo crabby! (She said with her finger pointing in the mirror.)

I don’t even think I need to elaborate on this one, it pretty much spells it all out for ya.

Just for giggles let me add the Amplified version:

Proverbs 21:19 It is better to dwell in a desert land than with a contentious woman and with vexation. AMP

The word “vexation” seemed a bit intimidating so I looked it up, here’s what I found.

Do I need to make you stand up again?


1. annoyance, chafe, vexation
(anger produced by some annoying irritation)

2. irritation, annoyance, vexation, botheration
(the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed)

3. concern, worry, headache
(something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; “New York traffic is a constant concern”; “it’s a major worry”)

4. annoyance, annoying, irritation, vexation
(the act of troubling or annoying someone)

I’m sure none of you fall into that description so let’s just agree to forward this to the crabbiest woman we know and let her deal with it.

I’m praying for our marriages,

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  1. I still love you very much…only because PRAISE THE LORD, I learned long ago that being a nag, contentious or crabby doesn't work. I want to build heart to heart bridges with my husband; not canyons.
    Thank you for the sweet reminder!
    My recent post The Right Man… A Word to the Single Woman

  2. Oh good Kela, thanks! Bridges are much better than canyons, great input!

  3. Thanks Sue…..You are really an inspiration to me!

  4. Sounds like a good one Kristine!

  5. Oh thank you Sydney. Glad you still love me J

  6. LadySnow says:

    I still love ya too! Something we all need to hear.
    My recent post Okay…here you go

  7. Good words of wisdom
    I too had to learn this the hard way but thankfully a long time ago and we are well on our way to 28yrs together this month

  8. Whew…conviction raining down….

  9. I found your blog "accidentally" … I write that in quotes because I don't believe anything is accidental. I LOVE YOUR BLOG and your passion to encourage other women to love God, their husbands and families! I share the same passion.

    I love this post. It reminds me of a post I wrote last year, Drip Drop Drip Drop:

    Have a great day! I'm a follower of your blog and you are now in my sidebar so I can follow on a regular basis.

    Love in Christ,
    My recent post D-I-V-O-R-C-E

  10. Thanks Traci, I just checked out your blog…cute design and great content J

  11. Bea Matt says:

    Sue, thank you!!! Though I'm getting married in 3 weeks this helps me already!!! Just last week I must confess I was really crabby to my lovely finace…
    Thank you for reminding me Gods way to become a good (soon-to-be-)wife!
    Greetings from germany:

  12. Congrats Bea! So happy for you J It is excellent to learn this stuff before you get married. So much of my pre-marriage training helped prepare me. Blessings on your wedding!

  13. That's the exact verse I was looking for yesterday! Should have come here sooner…;)

  14. LOL, yup! Always check here J Thanks!

  15. read this at just the right time!! a great reminder that it's not my husband who needs to hear all my "drippings"…only Jesus can hear it and do something about it!
    My recent post the truth about bugs and giants…

  16. Jesus can handle them so much better! J Praising Him, Sue Cramer Praise and Coffee Praise and Coffee Nights

  17. I was crabby earlier this week. It was that time of month. I had my excuse. LOL.

  18. Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! You got the iron out today.
    My recent post Let’s Talk Potty Training