Monday, December 9, 2013

Honoring Your Husband

He woke up not feeling very good. That put him in a rotten mood for the day. He wasn't very nice at times. He hurt my feelings. Even though I don't think he meant to. I desperately wanted to lash out. To yell at him and I didn't care who heard. I wanted to hurt his feelings like he was hurting mine.

But I knew that wouldn't honor my husband or God.

Was he right? No. And he later apologized. He knew he was cranky and not being nice.

But his behavior does not give me the right to lash out at him in return. I want to be a wife who honors God and my husband. Therefore in times like this, I must continue to honor even when it's hard.

Instead of yelling back, I sat quietly or at times, walked into the other room. Instead of telling everyone around me that he was mean, I kept my mouth quiet except to utter prayers to Daddy God.

To honor your husband, you need to be careful of what you say and who you say it to. When we begin talking negatively about him to others, it puts a negative feeling in their hearts about our husband. We should never utter words that are ultimately harmful to his reputation and integrity. It is wonderful when you have a mentor or accountability partner to share with for the purpose of prayer and encouragement. But that should be the only person you share with.

If you are sharing negative things with others, eventually it will get back to your husband and it will hurt him. Be careful what you say. Honor God by honoring your husband.

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