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“I Won’t Let My Man Do Something I Think Is Dangerous”

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  1. My husband used to surf and he loved it. I think if I deny my husband the things he loves he would be less of a man and more unhappy. A fellow Queenslander Mick fanning had that close encounter with a shark the other day but if he were told never to surf because of this danger he would never have found this gift and success. Another Queenslander is Steve Irwin (crocodile hunter). His life was full of close encounters with animals and many times I said he is going to kill himself and he did eventually. His wife would not have been able to curb that enthusiasm.

    1. Anonymous,

      I agree – I think if we tried to deny our husbands the things they love the most, their passions (that are not sinful, of course), that they wouldn’t be themselves. I loved Steve Irwin! I thought the same thing, that he was going to get himself killed – I thought by a crocodile, myself. That was such a tragic situation with the sting ray. But I have to commend his wife for her support of her husband’s passion.

      Thank you for sharing!

  2. I learned the hard way how true this advice is. After my older brother nearly lost his arm in a bicycle accident when he was in high school, because he chose to ride his bike home in a sudden blizzard that caught everyone unaware, my mother became so afraid she would lose one of us that she imposed severe restrictions on our activities. I was not allowedto ride a bike, climb trees (might fall out), go camping (might be raped by a stranger), ride a horse, etc. How I hated this! She eventually relaxed somewhat, but never had a healthy joy in living. If every wife here knew how terrible I felt at being so severely physically restricted, I’m sure they would understand how important it is not to dictate to their husbands which things they may or may not do.

    1. Elizabeth,

      Thank you so much for sharing! I hope that your story might be a blessing to many other wives and maybe help them think about this issue from their husbands’ perspective.

  3. This is good post. When you care about someone, it can be very challenging to let them go, to trust God to handle it, to understand that there many things you simply cannot control. I still do these things to my husband, worry when he’s driving somewhere in traffic, try to manipulate him into eating his veggies, and at the moment, I don’t want him to buy another motorcycle. The problem is there can be a really fine line between expressing some concern and relentlessly nagging or acting fearful, as if you doubt their ability to make good choices.

    1. insanitybytes22,

      So true! We do love our men and want them to be safe. But that can easily turn into us trying to control them – not good. I can understand a wife’s concerns about her husband buying a motorcycle. Absolutely! I pray for God’s wisdom for your husband and for yourself. And for His protection on your family, my dear sister!

      Thank you for sharing!

  4. My husband is a police officer (in one of the most dangerous areas around DC) and I pray for him everyday that God will protect and guide him in wisdom. Even if something were to happen, I must intentionally and purposefully trust that God will turn all things to good.

    He is all good, all wise and all knowing. I must trust in His character whenever anxiety or fear arises (adopted from Paul the Counselor book).

    Praise God for the good work He is doing in our hearts!

    1. Christine,

      How thankful I am that there are men and women who are willing to protect the innocent and take care of criminals – like your husband. I’m so glad you are trusting God. I pray that He might protect you both from harm and that He might keep your mind in perfect peace as you trust wholeheartedly in Him. 🙂

      Thank you so much for sharing!

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