Ephesians 5:33b: And the wife should respect her husband.
Respect is his primary need, his deepest desire.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Things I Admire About My Husband

You may notice a new thumbnail at the left of the screen.  It is for the "Completing Him Challenge".  This challenge appears to parallel and compliment much of what I am already doing so I decided to participate.

I've come into the challenge a little late.  Nonetheless, I'll start with this past week's challenge before the next one come along!
July 5 - This week's Marriage challenge is: Admire Your Husband. If you are a blogger write a post all about your husband and what you admire in him and then show it to him! He will smile! If you are not a blogger, list the things you admire about your husband in the comment section and show it to him! 
Showing it to him is so important. You may THINK he already knows the things you admire about him - but I'm afraid we don't tell our husbands often enough how much we do.

Much of my blog is "all about my husband", if not in direct reference then in the lessons I have learned and the cards that I create .

However, I did complete the first part of the challenge as an assignment in The Respect Dare e-Course and posted it last month under the title of "My Husband's Pride".

To recap - these are the things I admire about my husband:
  1. His personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ
  2. His courage in the face of adversity;
  3. His determination to achieve;
  4. His unfailing honesty; and,
  5. His commitment to work.
I have not yet completed the second part of the assignment.    Telling him is the most important part of this assignment.  While we, as wives, expect demonstration of love from our husbands - they expect us to show respect.   When my husband is not showing love and affection for me, it is usually because I have failed to admire, respect or encourage him.  It is a habit that I am continuing to develop.

So I will show my husband this post.  Because I sure could use one of his smiles today and a healthy showing of affection wouldn't hurt either.

How about you?  Can you list five things that you admire about your husband and share it with him?

Don't you deserve his smile today?


Marissa said...

OH such sweet pictures of you and your husband...thanks for stopping by my blog, I am sure enjoying yours as well :)

Dawn said...

I love this idea! :) what a wonderful couple!

Amy said...

When I chose to follow your blog, I knew it was going to be a huge personal challenge. My husband and I are separated right now. We both want to work things out and find our way back to each other. He has things he needs to do and for my part, I need to get off my high horse, humble myself and admit that I have some culpability in all of this too. My first response to this challenge of yours is "no way!" But that's my ego talking. If my heart is true about wanting to remain his wife, I'll take you up on it.

pat said...

Amy ~~ Most importantly I applaud you for your heart attitude.

Psalm 51:17 (NIV)
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Next I encourage you to undertake this without any any expectations. Let everything you do be as unto the Lord. I've added you to my daily prayer list for wives. You are indeed off to a good start and you have God on your side!

pat said...

Sharon, as your mother, I'm adding several thing that I admire about your husband (as I know you do too!)

He helps with dish washing, meal prep, laundry, yard work, meal planning, and grocery shopping just to name a few. Ladies, Eat your hearts out!

Can I get an Amen?