Monday, May 21, 2012

Marriage Monday - Love Dare 15

Happy Monday ladies!  A few things before we get started on our Love Dare journey, Woman to Woman has a new cell phone app for you to stay connected!  The app is completely FREE and you will find our Facebook updates, Twitter updates, each blog post and be able to watch all of our Chats videos right on your cell!  For the app, just click HERE, add your email address and the link to download the app will be sent straight to your inbox.

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On to the Love Dare...

Today we are on dare/week 15, Love is Honorable.

"Live with your wives in an understanding way...and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life."  1 Peter 3:7

To honor someone means to give them respect and high esteem, to treat them as being special and of great worth.  When you speak to them, you keep your language clean and understandable.  You are courteous and polite.  When they speak to you, you take them seriously, giving their words weight and significance.  When they ask you to do something, you accommodate them if at all possible, simply out of respect for who they are.

Wow.  That sounds exactly like what marriage should be.  Yet it often isn't.  If you work, you likely give your boss this honor.  If you are in college, you likely give your professors this honor.  You most likely give your pastor this honor.  You probably give your parents this honor, or at least you should be.  But do we give our husbands this honor?

When he speaks to you do you give him full attention, making eye contact and letting him know you are listening?  Or do you half way listen from behind the computer screen or book or from another room?  When he is sharing his thoughts on something do you take him seriously or laugh like his idea is ridiculous?  Do you speak to your husband with respect, using polite and understandable language, or do you yell at him or speak down to him?

We promise in our vows to love, honor and cherish, but the honor part often gets lost and forgotten.  We desire, sometimes even demand, that he honor us, yet we don't think about honoring him.

What about if we try to honor him and he doesn't honor us back?  You honor him anyway!  Showing him honor even when he doesn't show it to you, tells him that you love him and are willing to sacrifice for him.  The Love Dare says, that's how you create an atmosphere for love to be rekindled.  If you continue to honor him, one day he will honor you back.

Today's Dare:
Choose a way to show honor and respect to your husband that is above your normal routine.  It might be putting clothes away for him.  It may be that you listen and speak in your communication,  Show your husband that he is highly esteemed in your eyes.

Please share with us what you will do to show honor to your husband today.

Sweet Blessings~

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this speaks to me loudly. When you said " do you half way listen to him from behind youe computer screen or book," I began looking around - to see if there was a camera hidden. Because there are so many times I do just that. I hear but dont really listen. Thank you for this reminder.


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