Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day Eleven. R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

30-Day Husband Encouragement Challenge for Wives


"Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord." Ephesians 5:22


Today she makes a statement that probably isn't all that earth-shattering: 


MEN RESPOND TO WOMEN WHO RESPECT THEM.
 Well.

Duh.

But it isn't all that easy.  At least it isn't for me.  There are a million different ways I disrespect The Husband.  It could be second-guessing his parenting.  Not fully listening when he's talking to me.  Those little things I do that he'd rather me not -- things that seem insignificant to me, but matter to him.

And I'm going to go beyond just myself for a little bit, because I'm sure there's got to be at least one woman out there who's been reading and is thinking The Husband, as awesome as he is, is actually worthy of respect.

Here's the thing... It wouldn't matter if he is or isn't for a Christian woman.  That verse up there?  It isn't a mere suggestion for me.  And that last part says it all -- submit to him as to the Lord.

Regardless of how I feel about The Husband at any given time, I am called to respect him.

Thankfully, I do feel The Husband is a man worthy of respect.  And I do thank God for that.

To my awesome husband, I do have so much respect for you.  Thank you for making it so easy.  My prayer is I will actively show you respect, because I don't want you to ever have to wonder if I do.  I love you.

To read more about what this is all about, click here.

6 comments:

Renee Ann said...

I'm not married but I'm still enjoying your series. I do believe a great Christian marriage is little glimpse of the relationship between Christ and the church. So I rejoice to see marriages that are flourishing! Blessings!

Mass Hole Mommy said...

You are so right. How can anyone have any kind of a decent relationship without respecting each other. It's one of the foundations of any loving relationship!

Heather said...

Great post. I am going to send my husband here to read this and tell him to pretend I wrote it.

I do respect The Coach and I think I am showing him, but I guess I am not doing it in a way that says it to him.

Does that make any sense?

Snuggle Wasteland said...

I told The TO about your series. He keeps telling me to hurry up and write my own.

MiMi said...

We went through a tough time in our marriage where neither one was respecting the other and it was the worst time.

shortmama said...

I am sometimes guilty of 2nd guessing him with the girls...its something Im working on.