Jul 29

Guest Post

2005 at 5:25 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Homemaking | Traditions

The Girl Talkers are kindly letting the fellas say a few things to the guys who are reading the Girl Talk blog. Yeah, we know you’re out there. Some of you have even admitted it. Look, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. When the Girl Talkers talk, we listen too. There’s a lot we guys can learn from the women.

We’re all on vacation right now, which is why we are able to guest post. We want to offer our thoughts to husbands about vacation. Remember the post a few days ago where the ladies talked about serving while on vacation? Here are our ideas for how you can serve your wife:

1. Play 18 holes of golf, not 36.

2. If you have children, don’t use the last of the milk for your third late-night bowl of Lucky Charms.

3. Offer to watch the children during the afternoon nap.

4. If you’re going to take a toddler on the jet-ski, try to keep the speed under 50 mph.

5. Consider giving your wife the remote control during the 5:00-6:00 a.m. slot.

We can do a little better than the ideas listed here. Guys, vacation from our normal work responsibilities does not mean a vacation from our responsibilities to lead, serve, and care for our families. It’s all too easy to view vacation as a refuge of relaxation rather than a unique opportunity to serve and lead our families.

The temptations to selfishness and laziness are strong, but our leadership and service will set the tone for our vacations. So whether we are planning the activities for the day or making sure that our wives get time each day to meet with the Lord, let’s be sure that we are leading and serving for the glory of God and the good of those we love the most.

Happy vacationing,

Steve, Brian, and Mike