Monday, August 2, 2010

Completing Him Challenge


I honestly HAVE been keeping up with the weekly Completing Him Challenges, just the past 2 weeks I haven't gotten to post anything regarding them!
The first week I missed writing about had to do with asking our hubbies to basically reprioritize our lives. Asking them what was most important to them that we do during the day. I wrote down a list of my priorities and I asked my dear hubby what he thought. Were there things that he'd like to see higher on my list? How did he think I was doing as a wife, mother and homemaker? I was completely delighted in his response. He said to me, "I don't know, honey. *smile* I think you're doing a great job!" Well that really warmed my heart. :)
The second week was all about making the favorite meal for the man of the house. I did the best I could that week-it was extremely hot and no one really felt like eating much. Besides that, he was gone at school every night that week and thus, there wasn't much time to prepare anything extravagant. Typically though, I really strive to fix dinner's that he will appreciate. The last day of that week I fixed him a meatloaf, cooked carrots and..... something else-what was it? It has escaped my memory!! Anyways-he liked it. It was yummy to his tummy. :) I have made it sort of my mantra to fix lunches the kids will love and suppers that the daddy will love.
So this week, is all about RESPECT. How do we show our hubbies that we love and respect them? How does he feel disrespected? One thing that had been brought to my attention earlier this summer, was that Mike felt disrespected when I would question his descision about something in front of others. He felt degraded and put down. I've found that he always has a very good reason for doing what he does and that, if I feel that I need to ask him about his descision, that it needs to be in private. I've been trying my best to do this! My nature is just to blurt things out without really thinking about what I am saying or implying to. I am trying to think through what I am about to say before I say it, thus sparing us both embarresment!
Several books that I recommend are, Created to be His Helpmeet,Debi Pearl (lots of writing on respect in there) as well as Love and Respect, Emerson Eggerich. Both are wonderful and well worth your time in reading.
So, happy week y'all! Love your honey and respect him-it makes him feel GOOD. :-)

2 comments:

  1. Praying for God's richest blessings on your marriage!
    Stopping by from the "Completing Him Challenge!"

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  2. I love your observations of respect and disrespect from within your own marriage. Respect is something we might not focus on in marriage - until we're challenged to.

    Hi! I'm stopping by from the Completing Him Challenge. I love your book list! Created to Be His Helpmeet was my mother's gift to me when I married - for the fourth time. She figured I might want to learn how to do it right this time. Then she introduced me to Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. We have been talking about it for four years. And then I discovered a great book called The Respect Dare by Nina Roesner. Kinda like The Love Dare but just for wives and the dares are about respect for 40 days. Cool book.

    Anyway - now I write a blog about respecting husbands and I design greeting cards to support the habit - of communicating respect. You're welcome to drop in and browse.

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