It’s Monday again, so I’m writing about marriage & how to respect your husband.
If you’re like me, you probably don’t want someone to ask you that question.
You’ve been changing diapers, wiping noses and referee-ing sibling arguments.
Or, you’ve been doing laundry, cleaning bathrooms or doing dishes.
By the end of the afternoon, you’re just glad we’re all alive.
But, my mom had different thoughts on the matter.
I remember watching my mom fix her hair and put on fresh make-up. She had a bouffant hair-do & wanted to look good for my dad when he got home from work.
She didn’t go overboard AND her outer beauty was a reflection of her gentle & quiet spirit.
When my dad came home, the first thing he did was kiss my mom. I mean it…the first thing every night!
Maybe he patted her on the rear, also (blushing). This was a ritual in my home, growing up.
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 5:23
I’ve been thinking about this story for the past few months, especially in the late afternoon. Some days I don’t get a shower until 2 in the afternoon. I’d much rather put on sweats or stay in my robe. That would be so much easier & much more comfy.
However, I know better. My mom taught me … by example.
As I write this post, it is 4pm. I changed into fresh clothes, fixed my hair and applied make-up (for the first time today). I don’t really like wearing make-up, but I think it makes me look better.
I may be tired.
I may be irritable.
Yet, God calls me to respect Steve. Part of respecting him is respecting myself enough to look presentable when he gets home from a long day at work. How to respect your husband doesn’t have to be hard.
I’m not suggesting you go overboard with jewels and fakery. And, I also know your beauty ought be be the inner spirit.
But, I believe it is important that we take care of ourselves, physically. It is a reflection of your inner beauty.
I know homeschool moms have VERY long days. Taking care of the kids seems to never end. And I know some days are especially difficult.
But, most days we should look presentable for our hubbies. He deserves it!
If you need more ideas on how to respect your husband, try 25 Ways to Communicate Respect to Your Husband by Jennifer Flanders.
Question: How can you organize your day so it’s easier to look good for your hubby?
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