A good paint job is in a good tape job. At our house, I'm the one who tapes off the room, prepping it for the paint. When the room is ready, my husband works his magic with the paintbrush. Although the major transformation is the paint, if it had not been properly taped, the room would be a sloppy mess.
Even though the feminist movement likes to shout differently, God designed men and women with different roles. Genesis 2:18 says, “And the Lord God said, 'It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.'” As women, our primary purpose for being created is to help our man. What an honor to be needed! Many women want to flee from the position God granted them, feeling it puts them in subjection, but instead God is saying men can't do this without you.
I have a set of carolers with which I decorate every Christmas. I have to position them a certain way so they won't fall. My daughter eagerly reminds me every Christmas how they must stand. She says, “The man must lean on the woman, just like in real life.”
Look at the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31:11-12. “The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.” All her works were not to make herself great, to climb the professional ladder, to further her career. Her works were for her husband, her children, and her household. Her works were done so that her husband's name would be praised. She was a true help-meet.
The next time someone praises the great paint job at our house, I will inwardly smile because I know it couldn't have been done without the tape job, and I will be honored that my husband leans on me, because without women, we know they could never stand.
Holly Collier resides in Ellijay, GA, with her husband Nathan and 2 children. She is a home educator and active in the work of the Ellijay church of Christ.