Shannon - posted on 01/12/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
Are you ever surprised by how easy it is to get a different outlook on something just by writing it down?
My husband and I are reading a book called Love & Respect. This morning I though I would start a list of reasons why I respect him. I figured it would be good for two reasons; 1) It's a good visual reminder for me, and 2) It would be a nice way to let him know why I respect him. My plan was to begin the list of 100 reasons now and work on it till Valentine's Day when I would put it in his card. I am thankful that God's plan is SO much better than mine!
As I began writing, the reasons for my respect flooded out of me so quickly that I was shocked. I underestimated how amazing my husband is. That list was done in no time and I could have kept going. But, I was finally able to understand a very important truth. No matter how many reasons I could come up with; from the very deep to the completely silly, the single most important reason that I respect my husband is because he continually gives me SO MANY reasons TO respect him. I am so blessed that he chose me to be his wife.
Husbands NEED to know that you respect them. If you have a husband, try writing a list of your own reasons, then give it to him and watch how God will bless you in that.