Day 15 - Love is Honorable

Today's Verse:
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
Today's Message:
Is about respecting your spouse. No matter what.
Sometimes, it may not be easy, but it is the way to effective communication with them, and effective communication will improve any relationship.
What I read and related to was about paying attention to your spouse. Stop watching TV. Stop 'Facebooking', and stop staring at them with a blank expression while they are talking to you.
Stop listening only to the surface message, but start listening to them with greater attention to what they are telling you. It's important to understand the person that you are going to spend the rest of your life with. They might be telling you the one thing that can make EVERYthing better…for both of you.
I'll have to brag a little here though and admit…. I started listening better to her several years ago. It really does work.
Today's Questions:
  • Are the things you do honoring your spouse, or appeasing them?
Today's Dare:
Choose a way to show honor and respect to your spouse that is above your normal routine. It may be holding the door for her. It might be putting his clothes away for him. It may be the way you listen and speak in your communication. Show your mate that he or she is highly esteemed in your eyes.
  • How did you choose to show Honor?
    • We ALWAYS go to lunch together on Monday. Usually, she pays the bill from our 'joint' card. Today, I paid for lunch. And when she called to pick her up at work, I went personally and got there early. I didn't send my son, I didn't leave 10 minutes later… I just got up and went.
  • What was the result?
    • She was surprised by both actions. Big smiles..hugs all around!
  • What are some other ways you could demonstrate honor in the coming days?
    • I hope that I can get some of my finance back together by the time our 28th anniversary comes up…next week.
I will also honor them and they will not be insignificant. (Jeremiah 30:19) - -


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