Friday night Nancy talked about our role as help-meet to our husbands. One way she desribed it was a way I had not heard of before. She said we are “one” with our husbands like a coin is one coin with 2 sides. My husband is one side of the coin and I am the other — each side different, but we are one coin. She also said that the hebrew word means opposite– so we are to be opposite of our husband's.
Nancy spoke this weekend about being FEMALE and what it meant. She used it as an acronym. This is also expounded on in the newest issue of the magazine.
The more feminine we are the more our husbands are released to be masculine.
E– Equal in worth, but different in function
God took the rib from the side of Adam because we are equal, but from under the arm because we need to be protected.
Eve was the “mother of all living” in Gen. 3:20 before she was a mother
A– Anchor of our homes
We are the anchor for our husbands that come home from battling the world. We nest and nurture. God's plan was for children to be raised in homes (Nancy added not being drug from activity to activity and living in a car). She talked about the table being a gathering place for the family.
She mentioned that Eden means pleasure/delight and our homes should be a place of pleasure and delight. And that the table was created in Heaven before the Bible was written.
L– Life giver
Our children will live eternally and giving life is an eternal career.
E — Enricher of our homes
Filled with love and joy
Nancy also said that we are to the the “en”…
Enabler, encourager, endearer, enhancer, enlarger, enlightener, enlivener, enobler, enthraller, enthuser, entertainer, enticer, engraver, entreater, enveloper, and envisioners of our homes.
In the question and answer session Saturday afternoon someone asked about children and church. She quoted Joel 2:16 “Consecrate the congregation: assemble the elders; gather the children, even nursing infants.” (ESV) on the Above Rubies website there is an article that expounds on this called
“should children be in church” go to “articles and stories” and scroll down the page and find this article. Unfortunately I can't link directly to this page. If this is something you are struggling with I highly recommend that you read it.
There was so much more this weekend — I wish all of my dear like-minded friends could have come and been encouraged as I was, but I hope that I have given you something to encourage you from Nancy's wisdom.
Have a wonderful day– smile often at your children today! Be filled with joy!