3 Ways To Respect Your Spouse
It is human nature to be selfish and to only think about our wants and needs. Therefore, it would only be natural for a marriage to fall apart. However, humans are designed to mate for life. This list was taken from nine Ways a wife can respect her husband. The following list is comprised of selfless ways a husband and wife can build up their marriage and lean to respect and honor each-other . Put these tips into practice to make your marriage stronger happier and help your marriage last a lifetime.
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.Ephesians 5:33 (NIV)
Cling to your Spouse in Adversity –
When times get a little tough it is easy to want to blame each other. Although someone could be at fault it will do no good to blame your Spouse. I learned this lesson of clinging to your spouse multiple times over. However, this lessens never more prominent than when we lost our home to a house fire. Blaming each other would have only served to hurt each other. And it would have done nothing to change the fact that we no longer had a home to go home to.
Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned.Songs of Solomon 8:7 NIV
Adhere to the rule of Kindness –
In my blog post, Seven Ways To Be Kind In Your Marriage I talk about treating your spouse how you want to be treated. In marriage, it is easy to get annoyed with our spouse. And feel they do things solely to hurt you. Regardless, never talk about your spouse behind their back. Or try to get even by doing mean things back to them. And it is imperative to find things to do to help out your spouse, Don’t wait to be asked. Do things that show you care. Even with the best of attention a spouse can feel betrayed or mistreated so be sensitive to the feelings of your spouse.
That best portion of a good man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850)
Forgiving your Spouse –
“… Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”Luke 7: 47 NIV
We are all human and because of that, we make mistakes. In the blog post 7 Reasons to Apologize to Your Spouse Even When You Are Right I discuss putting value on the relationship with your spouse. Sometimes being right is not all it is cracked up to be. Readily forgive your spouse for their mistakes. If for no other reason then the fact that you may need forgiveness too at some point.
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.Luke 6:37 (NIV)
Be a source of encouragement –
Your spouse you to be a champion for their cause or ideas. Be a source of encouragement for your spouse. I know of no successful person who has not had someone to thank. Dave and Ashly Wilis say Dreamers have a better chance of success if they have someone in their corner. I would not be doing what I am doing if it were not for my husband who encourages me. He champions me in my cause to help others have great marriages. There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else.
I don’t care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.George Matthew Adams
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