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. :-)