It is week 8 of the Completing Him Marriage Challenge hosted by Courtney at Women Living Well. This week she writes:
“This week - take some time to assess your husband's respect-o-meter. Ask him what sort of things you do that make him feel disrespected and respected. Work on weeding out disrespectful thoughts and attitudes and exchanging them for respectful ones.”
It is easy to do what we should be doing when everyone else is doing what we think they should be doing. It is more difficult when we feel like everyone else is not holding up their end of the deal. For example, we are commanded to love our neighbors. That is easy to do when we have neighbors who are considerate of us. But what about when their teens park their cars in front of our house and leave their garbage there? I certainly do not feel like loving them, but I still can respond in a loving way.
We are commanded to respect our husbands in scripture, and husbands are commanded to love their wives as Christ loved the church.
“Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.” Ephesians 5:33
Are you holding up your end?