Are you ever surprised by .....

Shannon - posted on 01/12/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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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.

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Shelly - posted on 01/24/2009

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My husband & I have been married 19yrs (in July) and from day 1 we wrote down what it was that made us fall in love with each other and we keep them in our wallets and whn we are going through a rough patch we remind each other to look at our lists and ya know at first you just want to blow them off because your upset with them and then ya give in and ooooh what a wonderful tool it has been....God bless you for seeing what a great gift he has given you.

Crystal - posted on 01/12/2009

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What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration to take a good look at exactly who I married and why I love and respect him so much.

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