Men’s Retreat To-Do List…For Women
1. Take advantage of not having to prepare a “real’ meal and let the kids choose from any cereal they want for dinner. Why should Dad be the “fun parent” all the time?
2. Pray for your man to encounter God in a real life-giving way.
3. Stay up late “pinning” till your heart’s content with no guilt attached to the way you are using your late-night hours.
4. Pray for the speakers at the retreat.
5. Don’t be in such a hurry to do the dishes or pick up. Wait til Sunday. Heck…make the kids do ‘em
6. Pray the men will establish and build friendships with others that will influence them and spur them on toward love and good deeds.
7. Have a few friends and their kids over, turn on a movie and order some pizza.
8. Thank God you have a man who wants to go on a Spiritual retreat.
9. Tell your children how much you miss Daddy, so they see your love for him.
10. Have your children pray for Daddy and the other men.
11. Resolve to be interested without asking 5,000 questions when he gets home. right?
12. Make sure to clear your Calendar for the Women’s Retreat on April 5-7, 2013. Your weekend is coming!
13. Take up the whole space in the bed, stretch out and sleep right in the middle.
14. Go through that Restoration Hardware Catalog you’ve been meaning to get to or grab a good book.
15. Maybe welcome him home with candles, a good dinner and put the kids to bed early, they’ve had enough fun for one weekend….just sayin.
16. Have your kids make welcome home cards.
17. Don’t complain how tired and stressed you were all weekend. Men often feel guilty about taking a weekend away. Tell him you were happy to make the sacrifice for his spiritual well being.
Finally, use any quiet space and time you have to think and pray, asking God to show you how to love, support, encourage, help and partner with your man in ways that speak to him. (Read Ephesians 5).
Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
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.