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November 15, 2011

The woman is the neck

Have you ever seen the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding?  It's a great one.  There is a scene in the movie where Tula, the main character wants to break away from the family business, but her father doesn't want her to.  I love this conversation she has with her mother...

The man is the head of the home, but the woman is the neck.  There is so much truth to this.  And it is not about manipulation.  It's about being a team, knowing your position, and playing it well.  Or as Christine Cain would say, embrace your place.

As the neck, you have the ability to build up or tear down your husband.  You set the tone for your family.  Is my home going to be a place of peace or strife?  Of patience or frustration?  A place of gratefulness or complaining?  I don't always get this right but I find it to be so true.  After all, if mama aint happy...

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Very nice post. You may not see or hear from me much, but I'm still watching you embrace your place, and grow into the amazing woman that you are. I'm blessed to have joined the journey early enough to be able to get to know you a bit. God changed my life through Elevation. I'll never forget it, and I am forever greatful. P.S.- I didn't think you could have a child as cute as the boys-and just look at her. Love!

Amen and amen. Proud of you daughter!

My favorite line from this movie too. I quote it often.

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