Wisdom Week 1 – Print Mom Tips
by Deb Weakly
“The wise woman builds her house.” Proverbs 14:1a
The Mom Tips are meant to enhance your life and role as a Christian wife, mom, discipler of your children, homemaker, and friend.
Print out this list and keep it on your fridge all week. Pick one or two things to try and check them off as you do them.
You can also do more than what is suggested. We all are in different stages of our lives. You do you!
– The Wise Woman Builds Her Spirit:
1. Keep working on your prayer binder for 3 days this week, but keep it short, only 15 minutes.
Day 1______ Day 2______ Day Three______
2. Write “She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31:27 on three sticky notes, and put one at your kitchen sink, one on your bathroom mirror, and one in your car. Pray several times this week and ask God to help you to “watch over the affairs of your household” and not be idle. Done:______
– The Wise Woman Loves Her Husband:
3. Be kind. When you and your husband are having a quarrel, practice wisdom and be as kind as possible. Use a tone of voice that’s sweet and respectful. Ask God to help you to have “the tongue of the wise that brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18. Done:_____
4. Be intentional about showing your husband love this week. Give him a back massage. Send him a text every hour while he is at work, telling him something you love and appreciate about him. Buy him his something small that he has been wanting, wrap it up and give it to him. Plan an activity that he loves to do, and be happy about doing it with him, or have a cleaner than usual house for him complete with his laundry done, folded and put away. Done:______
– The Wise Woman Loves Her Children:
5. Ask God to show you your children’s hearts so you can best understand them. Sometimes all we can see is their behavior, God sees the heart and the root of the behavior. That’s what we need to see too! Done:______
6. Let your children take turns recording James 1:5-8 on your voice recording app on your phone. Listen to this as much as you can this week- driving in your car, while cooking and cleaning, etc. Offer your children a simple prize if they can memorize it too! Done:______
–The Wise Woman Cares For Her Home:
7. When my children were little, I had an older godly woman encourage me to fill out a weekly plan sheet. She would say, “plan your work, and work your plan.” She also would tell me to pray before I decided what to put in my weeks schedule, and to make sure my quiet time with God was first. I also wrote on Sunday’s time for worship at our church.
Next, I would always schedule some time in the week for time with my husband- maybe a night out, or I would simply schedule a night to watch a movie together, or a coffee time on the weekends.
Then, I would plan time each week to spend one-on-one with my children. I also tried to set aside time to be intentional about teaching my children about God through Bible readings, books, books on tape etc.. On Sundays, I would make a big breakfast and my husband would read the Bible, and sometimes discuss a great devotional passage he read that week. I would frequently be my husbands “helper” and find great devotional books for him to read to the children. This really helped my husband because I had more time and was more familiar with the types of materials that would help him to disciple the kids.
Do what works for your family. In some families, Dad reads the Bible at dinner, in other families, the mom does all of the discipleship. Remember, You do you!
Last, I put everything else- dinner menu, bedtime readings, friends coming over, meetings, etc.
Print out the weekly plan sheet. Pray for the Lord’s wisdom as you plan your week. Done:______