It is Happy Dance Time at Your Husband's Deepest Desire!
"The Good Book Store" at Hope Chapel in Hermosa Beach (California) has stocked every card offered by "Your Husband's Deepest Desire" for sale to their customers.
I'm a shopper - a shopaholic actually! I never thought I could switch to buying anything "sight unseen". I'm a toucher, a taster, a tester. I examine my purchases carefully. I know how hard it is to give up those tendencies to purchase something online. So let me say that I am extremely grateful to the proprietor and the pastor at Hope Chapel for providing the physical cards for shoppers to touch before they buy. I know that the husbands and wives in that congregation will be blessed.
I know that the messages in the respect cards are pleasing to God. How do I know this? Because I, of myself, have not written these cards. I know that God is the author of the messages. I know this because of how they come to me and how they are received by the readers.
It is at once exhilarating and disheartening to witness the look of longing in the faces of husbands as they review these cards for me. Every man that has taken a stack of samples has gone through their set slowly - pondering, considering, and appreciating the messages.
Without exception, every husband has wistfully hoped that their wife would give them one. It doesn't matter that these men have already read every card - they want to receive a card with their name on the envelope written in the hand of their own wife. That mattered to them.
But, honestly, I have a difficult time walking up, uninvited, and saying to a woman, "Your Husband Asked Me to tell you that he wants you to give him one of these cards."
Most wives are reluctant, even afraid, to actually give a card to their husband. (I shared one such story in my post called "No Fear") If you have read or studied the teachings of Emerson Eggerichs (Love and Respect) this does not come as a complete surprise.
Some wives are afraid that the cards "won't work". Others are afraid that they will! Regardless of the many reasons, wives are failing to act because they fear. There is only way to settle fear and that is to trust in God.
To the wives of Hope Chapel, I challenge you to stop by The Good Book Store and pick out one card.
To all the other wives, stop by the online store and choose one card.
Cast aside your fears and expectations.
Give it to your husband.