This year, my husband and I celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary! We are planning a special trip this fall to celebrate this milestone in our life. Marriage and being a wife have taught me so much about healthy leadership.Marriage and being a wife have taught me so much about healthy leadership, here are 25 ways: Click To Tweet
Here are just a few of the lessons learned:
- Unity on the team matters.
- Commitment means being all in when it is good and when it is hard.
- Communication is essential for success.
- Feelings are normal and it is good to seek to understand what others are feeling.
- Different roles are needed for success.
- Affirm often and never take others for granted.
- Setting and sharing goals together is a powerful force.
- When it gets tough, lean in and work together to find a solution.
- Everyone needs a champion, a prayer partner, and a friend.
- Serving others brings great joy with no expectation of anything in return.
- Sacrificing for someone else’s success brings you success.
- Deal with conflict quickly. Don’t let bitterness and resentment set in.
- Don’t settle for mediocrity. Don’t let your marriage or your organization drift into complacency.
- It is important just to have some fun.
- Celebrate well and celebrate often.
- Be quick to apologize and ask for forgiveness when you mess up.
- Praying together protects.
- Don’t major on minors.
- Diversity is a good thing.
- You aren’t always right.
- Submission is more powerful than rebellion.
- Laughter is good medicine.
- It is good to challenge others to grow.
- Unity of faith gives hope.
- Marriage retreats are a great opportunity to focus on the future,
. . . and so many more lessons!!Marriage has taught me so many lessons about leadership, like be quick to apologize and ask for forgiveness. Click To Tweet
I am so blessed that my husband is my biggest supporter, cheering me on, giving me wise counsel, and praying for me daily. We look forward with anticipation on what this season of our marriage and life holds.
“Who can find a capable wife? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will not lack anything good. . . . Give her the reward of her labor, and let her works praise her at the city gates.” Proverbs 31: 10-11, 31
What leadership lessons have you learned in marriage as a wife or as a husband?