I am working my way through the one-year Bible again. The one-year structure helps me be motivated and I am amazed each day. Some stories are so familiar that it is easy to think I have nothing more to learn, but I am constantly surprised at the new lessons and personal teachings that I recieve daily. 
    One of these all-too-familiar stories is that of "the Fall". I always remember the woman's curse was increased pain during childbirth (I have experienced that twice and will again in about 6 weeks!) but I was reminded about the second half. Genesis 3:16 (NLT) - Then he said to the woman, “I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy, and in pain you will give birth. And you will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you." This is a different translation than I have read in the past but seeing it in a different way allowed me to face a new challenge. I identified with this feeling of wanting to control my husband. I think this has happened even more since having kids because I tell them what to do (for their own good) and they follow my instructions. I sometimes feel I have the same good-intentioned tips for how my husband can live a more fulfilling and helpful life. But the Biblical truth is that my husband will be the one to make the final decisions in our family. He will "rule over" me and my children. Reading this verse again allowed me to identify the controlling feelings I have and to be able to realize that this feeling will never be satisfied -- it wouldn't be good if it was. These feelings are as a result of the curse of "the fall" so they will naturally rise up, but I need to know they are not meant to be answered.