Is that the attitude you have towards your husband? According to Genesis, having you in your husband's life should make his life better. So if I were to ask your husband, "What does your wife bring to your marriage that makes your life better?", what would he say? Would it be a short list or would I have to finally interrupt him because it was time for me to go? There has to be a benefit to having you around, ladies, and I think that often we focus on what we need from our husbands and forget that we are the ones with the title "helper."
Just as we are called to be our husband's biggest fan, we are called to complete or finish our husbands - make them good. For each man, this is a different need. For some, they are forgetful and need you to keep them on time, on track and organized. For others, they struggle with numbers and they need an accountant. Still others can't remember a name to save their life. Some need clean clothes, a clean house and a good home cooked meal each day. Are you willing to meet those needs?
Oh, but Kristen, my husband is perfectly competent without me. He doesn't need anything. We have more of a partnership and we are equals in the home. We share everything - our paychecks, our responsibilities and our decisions. Good. I am happy for you. But may I remind you that I am not the one who said your husband needs a helper. God said it and then He gave you to him.
So knock off the excuses, roll up your sleeves and make yourself useful. Be his biggest fan and make him complete. Fill in the places where he struggles, make your place in his life priceless. Cheer him on and be on his team, so that he cannot imagine life without you. And in the hard times, when being his helper isn't glamorous or even appreciated, keep your eyes on Jesus, knowing that obedience to the Lord brings glory to our Creator and our Savior, and He is always worthy.