Intersection of Life and Faith

Living in the Corner of a Housetop

  • 2012 3 Dec
Living in the Corner of a Housetop

Joe met his wife in church and felt that was all the qualifications she needed.  She went to church; she must possess the qualities of a virtuous wife.

It only took a short year of marriage before he discovered he had married a woman who chattered, whined and complained every waking hour.  Her observations were always negative and she was rude. 

He found himself working longer hours away from home, when he was home he worked in his workshop for hours.  In essence, he was trying to avoid being around his nagging wife.

This issue needs to be addressed by Godly counsel.  She needs to allow the Holy Spirit to develop gratefulness in her, and he needs to learn that avoidance will not strengthen their marriage.

 (Proverbs 21:9) "Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, than in a house shared with a contentious woman" 

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!