It’s my husband’s birthday today so I’m taking the time to write this quick post to (a) pay tribute to this man whom God has blessed me with, and (b) encourage the wives out there to find ways to honor their husbands.
“Why?” you may ask. “Why should we wives honor our husbands?”
Because God encourages us to do so:
In another version, it says:
If we sincerely love our spouses (or anyone else, for that matter), we must do our best to “hold on to what is good,” and “anticipate” or even “outdo” each other in showing honor.
I know it may be difficult for a lot of us to do this (present company included). Many times, when husbands and wives are faced with the “daily grind” and the oh-so-many tasks we face as married persons who work (or not), raise and care for children, etc., it may be easier to just “go with the flow” and forget to say uplifting and encouraging words to each other.
On the contrary, what could be the norm are hurried exchanges about the kids and/or work and the chores, or maybe even
shouting speaking-with-raised-voices matches caused by exhaustion and the inability to connect with each other on a deeper level.
Believe me, I know. I’m guilty of this. (Please tell me I’m not the only one?) [Read more…]