2. I learned about honor
One day, I asked my husband, “Do you consider me your friend?”
Without hesitation he said, “Yes.”
I admitted, “I don’t consider you my friend.”
And God showed me I did not honor my husband, which simply meant I did not respect him as I should. So God taught me how.
First, God wanted me to stop rolling my eyes when Mike said something I didn’t agree with.
Second, God stopped me from doing it inside my head.
One day, I was leaving the house and Mike told me, “You better bring a hand towel with you because something is not right with the defroster.”
I walked out without the towel and the Lord reminded me what Mike said. A struggle ensued, but I was determined to learn honor and respect. So I got out of the car and headed back in the house. And Mike was on his way out the door with the towel.
“I forgot the towel,” I said, and I watched as my words seeped into his heart. I respected what he thought.
Take a look at Ephesians 5:33. When we read this verse, wives seem to notice the part where husbands are to love them, but overlook the second part which mentions us respecting them.
In marriage, women need love. Men need respect. Marriage had taught me a second valuable lesson.
Before marriage, I would have guessed I was doing fine with honoring others and submitting to them. Boy, was I wrong. But there were other areas I could still grow.
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