Monday, February 16, 2009

Husbands, Gotta Love 'em

God's word is so awesome and so full of direction. There are some scripture that you just can't read and study enough and I think 1 Peter 3 is one of those kind. How appropriate that my reading schedule would fall around our "Love" holiday.

Now 1 Peter 3: 1- 7 may not be every one's favorite reading, but it speaks so much truth in just a few verses. God speaks to wives and husbands with a plan that leads to a successful marriage. I'm sure some of you will think it odd that I would write on this subject. But can I tell you that since I was a young child I have always seem to learn best through my mistakes. My Daddy always said I was hard headed and I'm sure he was right.

While denominations have different opinions on these verses, I like to think of it in the words of Aretha Franklin..... R-E-S-P-E-C-T ( and yes I had to sing it to spell it! LOL)

I try to make sure that I respect my husbands opinion even though it may be quite different from mine.
Here are some ways I am trying to respect my husband:

1. Although at times I may make suggestions about his attire I try to remember that it really doesn't matter what he wears.
2. I quit telling him to slow down when he's eating because he has done it for 39 years and he can't change. It doesn't hurt anybody.
3. I don't ask him to stop listening to his kind of music so that I can listen to mine. Its his truck and his radio.
When we are in my car we listen to my music.
4. I try not to fuss when he leaves a mess. Sometimes I just pick it up. ( I'm not completely cured here) LOL
5. I always attempt to laugh at his jokes even if they are not funny.
6. I try very hard to pay close attention when he tells me about his day.
7. I tell him how much I love his blue eyes, especially when he is wearing blue.
8. I thank him and brag on him when he helps me with chores even when I ask for the help.
9. I say "I love you" many, many times a day!

My husband is so sweet and loves me so much. He respects me for who I am. He loves me even though I am very far from perfect. It is my prayer that we will always love and be kind to each other even when we don't agree.

Leigh Anne


  1. Wow......"Mrs Wonderful" is wearing off on you.....LOL

    Great Post....enjoyed reading it and it is so true! Love ya from the other "Mrs. Wonderful".....LOL (wasn't that the name of that doll Adam got for christmas)

  2. Yes. I didn't think about that. Too funny.
    Love you too!

  3. Well Mrs. Wonderful #1 & #2... aren't yall just perfect! I guess you are right about some of those things... but you don't have to laugh at all the jokes!! Do you really want him to think he is ALWAYS funny!! lol. They need to know the truth sometimes... they are not always hilarious! You should have learned that being married to Daddy. lol.

  4. Make him feel special and he will make you feel special. Learn from the old and wise!

  5. who are you calling old and wise???? LOL

  6. I'm not the only one in my 40's anymore!!

  7. You are both on up there in age!! lol. I can make him feel special without laughing at everything he does! Cause when he thinks you think his jokes are funny...he tells others.... and then in turn.. others think he is special!! And I mean "Special"...aka a lil retarded! Anyways... I love both of you old and Wise individuals!