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Monday, March 17, 2014

Marriage Monday Speak kind of your husband.

                                              All Marriages thrive on one little word called
While this little word is merely 7 letters long, it makes a huge difference in your marriage. Have you ever noticed that the command given to wives in scripture is for us to respect our husbands? Not, that women don't need respect from their husbands too, but God gives us wives the command to respect our husbands to revere them.

So what is respect? If we are going to succeed in it and give it, we must first know what it is.
Respect defined by Websters Dictinonary is:

: a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important, etc.
: a feeling or understanding that someone or something is important, serious, etc., and should be treated in an appropriate way
: a particular way of thinking about or looking at something

It can also be defined as:
:  a relation or reference to a particular thing or situation <remarks having respect to an earlier plan>
:  an act of giving particular attention :  consideration
a :  high or special regard :  esteem
b :  the quality or state of being esteemed
c plural :  expressions of high or special regard or deference <paid our respects>
One way we as wives ca show respect to our husbands is by the way we speak about them to others.
So often I hear and read women posting things on Facebook about their spouse. Often, it is not good. Some women jokingly put their spouse down and use cutting remarks when they talk about their husband. It always makes me uncomfortable.
Regardless of the kind of husband you have you are commanded in scripture to respect him. By that I mean you are to respect the position he holds as your husband and leader, now it doesn't mean you have to approve, like and even encourage his sinful behavior if in fact he is is being sinful scripture shows us how women are to react when their husband is ungodly, we are told in 1 Peter 3 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;  While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.

So be kind in the way you speak and have conversations about your husband for your children hear every word you speak about your husband and repeat your words. Honor your husband in your speach. 

 There is always something nice, kind, and praise worthy we can find about our husbands if we are only willing to look for it and not grow bitter. Unthankfulness causes bitterness, be thankful and show it in your words.

 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Phil 4:8

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