Ephesians 5:33 …..see that the wife respects her husband
Day 21: R-E-S-P-E-C-T
It’s funny when I saw today’s title in Nina Roesner book the first thing that popped into my mind was Aretha Franklin song R-E-S -P-E –C-T Find out what it means to me R –E –S –P –E –C-T Take care of, T C B. Man when I was growing up I loved that song! Okay sorry for the flash back and on to today’s dare.
Nina Roesner made a great point:
“Why should he serve his wife if all she going to do is degrade him for his efforts?” “Respect your husband, and he will have more of a servant’s heart toward you and your family.”
So today’s dare is all about the way we talk about our husband around others. Do we praise him or degrade him? Now my husband and I don’t be around people much so I can’t say honestly that I praise him or degrade him in front of others. But the times we have gone to our Bible Studies together I don’t ever recall degrading him in front of the people there.
Now at home I can say honestly that I do got a problem with the way I talk to my husband. And with God I am trying to work on this.
Nina Rosener ask us to “plan to compliment your husband when you will be with other people, even with family.” At least twice a week.
SO WHAT ABOUT YOU?
Question 1: When is the last time you publicly praised your husband?
Question 2: Ask your husband if he can remember a time when you publicly praised him and how it made him feel. Just gather information even if it is negative. Be aware that this might be a challenge because your natural tendency may be to defend yourself. What was His answer?
Question 3: What did you learn by asking that question?
Question 4: When is the last time publicly criticized your husband?
Now my husband says when we use to go to the stores together that I criticized him bad. But it has been a long time! And he so glad because he use to hate it!
Question 5: Ask him if he can remember a time when you publicly criticized him and how it made him feel. Just listen to his response without justifying your actions-you are only gathering information. What was his answer?
When we were in stores and I started calling him names and got loud he said he felt embraced, belittled, and disrespected.
Question 6: What did you learn by asking that question?
Well I was quiet shocked that I did this in a store and then on top of that how I made my husband feel by doing that to him.
“Pray that God enables you to recognize different opportunities to praise your husband in front of others once or twice a week, and thank him for the growth you are experiencing spiritually.” God Bless to all…
Remember if you are just joining us, I am doing “The Respect Dare” 40 day challenge along with the ladies at Unbroken Women.
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So what did God show you through today’s dare?
Do you praise or do you degrade your husband?
Love Always One Of God’s Children 7/30/2013