WAHM Devotions

What Does Proverbs Say About the Nagging Wife?

What Does Proverbs Say About the Nagging Wife?

For the past month, I have been reading the book of Proverbs for my devotion. I have been trying to do it daily but there are still instances that I’d miss reading in a day, especially when we are in a hurry and we needed to leave the house.

Proverbs and Wisdom

The Book of Proverbs is nothing but wisdom! Every verse is a reminder about life and how we ought to live it according to the will of God. It’s incredible how some verses are said multiple times but the writer never sounded redundant at all.  This book would always make its reader want to thirst for wisdom.

Wisdom is what keeps us safe, it’s what helps us plan ahead, which in return will keep us safe (2:11). Wisdom is what keeps us away from temptation. Additionally, the Bible never failed to mention that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (9:10).

What Proverbs say about the nagging wife

I could not help but think that King Solomon, the writer of Proverbs had a bunch of “hugot” while he was writing the book, LOL. Kidding aside, during the time that I was reading this book, I noticed that the nagging wife was mentioned too many times there! Let me show you:

Proverbs 15:17 – Better is a dinner of herbs where love is
than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

Proverbs 21:9 – It is better to live in a corner of the housetop
than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

Proverbs 21:19 – It is better to live in a desert land
than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.

Proverbs 25:24 – It is better to live in a corner of the housetop
than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

Proverbs 27:15 – A continual dripping on a rainy day
and a quarrelsome wife are alike

Bonus:
Proverbs 17:1 – It is better to have nothing but a dry piece of bread to eat in peace than a whole house full of food with everyone arguing.

Everybody Hates NAGGING

This has become my daily life reminder (although I have not perfected it yet) that I should not be a nagging wife. But first, what is nagging really?

According to Wikipedia, nagging, in interpersonal communication, is repetitious behavior in the form of pestering, hectoring, or otherwise continuously urging an individual to complete previously discussed requests or act on advice.

In other words, a nagging wife:

  • Complains a lot
  • Sighs and grumbles
  • Talks too much
  • Murmurs

I can go on and on but really, we all know what nagging means. And what’s interesting is, we all hate nagging but we (especially women) do it. How ironic! LOL.

Napapangiti nalang ako kapag nakakabasa na naman ako ng verse about the nagging wife kasi sa Bible pala, parang isang sawi ang lalaking nakapangasawa ng nagger. And then I would begin to think about myself – maraming panahon na nagiging nagger din ako kay Dane. Kaya talagang naging reminder talaga sa’kin ang mga verses na ‘to. Na maghinay hinay lang talaga.

Kung ayaw nating kaawaan ang mga asawa natin, dapat lang talaga pala na dahan dahan tayo sa pag-na-nag. At kapag dahan-dahan na sya, I guess, hindi na nagging ang tawag dun. 🙂

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