Monday, February 9, 2009

Day 5

Day 5 is to be completed..TODAY!
"He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning,
it will be reckoned a curse to him"
-Proverbs 27:14

Nothing irritates others as quickly as being rude. As always, love has something to say about this. When a man is driven by love, he intentionally behaves in a way that's more pleasant for his wife to be around. If she desires to love him, she purposefully avoids things that frustrate him or cause him discomfort.

The bottom line is that genuine love minds its manners!

Test yourself with these questions:
  • How does your spouse feel about the way you speak and act around them?
  • How does your behavior affect your mate's sense of worth and self-esteem?
  • Would your husband or wife say you're a blessing, or that you're condescending and embarrassing?

-If you're thinking that your spouse, not you, is the one that needs work in this area- you're likely suffering from a bad case of ignorance, with a secondary condition of selfishness.

Do you want your spouse to quit doing the things that bother you? Then it's time to stop doing the things that bother them!

Today's Dare
Ask your spouse to tell you three things that cause him or her to be uncomfortable or irritated with you. You must do so without attacking them or justifying your behavior. This is from their perspective only.


THEhooahwife said...

and ouch. This is so true. I will definitely be working on this one today... Thank you!

artisticace'smom said...

It's awesome that you are so dedicated to this.

It's not so easy to do when your "other" is in another state as mine is, eh?

Have a great day.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I know, I know girl. I am such a bad bloggy friend. Last week was seriously one of the busiest weeks of MY LIFE and I barely had time to make my own posts. And...I feel like such a slacker because I have not been doing these little challenges like I should. This one today scares me. I don't want to know what I do that irritates him. :)

Mrs. McB said...

I did this one with Mr. McB and found out that exactly what I expected for him to say is what he said. These are things I can change b/c I already recognized them. :(

Abbi said...

straight to it uh??? this is soooo true...we could all use a little work on this one!!
good luck!

Kristina P. said...

I tend to be passive-aggressive with my husband. Silent treatment, etc. It's something I work on all the time!

Lindsey said...

Oof this is a tough one but a good one!

Kat said...

It really is so true! I love this post. Good job! :)

"J" said...

Oh wow!!!! Do I really want to ask him!!!! lol =)