June 25, 2007

Honor Your Husband - Week #2

What a week I had, focusing on intentionally blessing my sweet husband! I've gotta tell you that the Lord blessed me so much for it, I felt a little guilty.

My goals for the week were to:

(1) Greet him when he got home - I succeeded on all but one evening. Still, this week I want to focus on giving him a peaceful atmosphere when he walks in the door.

(2) Leave him love notes - I did this once. I think once a week is a good encouragement, without seeming sappy & going overboard. So, until I feel led to do otherwise, I'm going to stick with once a week.

(3) Speak kindly to & about him - I had the "about him" part, in spades! I had a chance to goosh about him to others. With CJ gone, I was able to really spend a lot of time telling him how I feel about him, appreciate him, and what I love most about him. BUT, even though I was lavishing compliments, I'm not sure I was always kind. This week, I want to really focus on how I speak to him...not so much the things I say, but the attitudes I have. We've had a running joke in our marriage that I'm always right. I've wanted to rationalize that by claiming that it's not so much that I'm always right, but I feel I'm right so I defend my position until he can convince me I'm wrong (he usually can't). The Lord has opened my eyes to see how UGLY that is! And I've recently become aware that it's really not a joke to R. My goal is to lay down my need to be right and all the sinful attitudes that come with it. This is one area that's going to be a HUGE, GIGANTIC struggle for me, and the only reason I'm even sharing this on the blog is because I need some sort of accountability.

Even though I wasn't as successful as I'd hoped to be, and I have a lot more to work on, God blessed my efforts. He has begun a work in my heart that I hope will overflow & pour out onto my husband.

If you're part of the challenge, let me know how you're doing. If you're not...it's not to late to join. Just click here to read all about it.



Denise said...

May your marriage be greatly blessed.

Jenn @ Knee-Deep in Munchkin Land said...

I think I will be adding your second goal to my list next week! It's so important that they know they are held in high-esteem in our eyes! Great goals!

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Dear Melissa,

Great post and goals. May the Lord bless you this week and always.

In his endless love,

Angel ():)

Jennifer said...

Way to go this week! Your marriage is going to be so blessed because you are putting in this time and effort.

TammieFay said...

It is such a blessing to see how the Lord is at work in all our lives! Praise His name!

Alida Sharp said...

Gos's blessings on you and your marriage! -

Alycia said...

Great job this week! It is amazing to me how God is blessing our efforts as we honor our husbands in the big and small ways! Have a wonderful week!

Christine said...

Wondeful honest post! I'm so thrilled for your successes and will pray for your big goal this week!