Husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman . . . 1 Peter 3:7
Hey, Mr. E. here!
I‘m filling in here on Royal Daughter today. Why? Because of those words from the Apostle Peter quoted above.
Bloggers get tired, and Amanda is no exception. Today we had a long day. It was another long day in a week full of long days. So Amanda was tired. How tired? So tired she fell asleep in the recliner while trying to blog!
So I’m filling in. I’m filling in because I understand a few things about my wife. I understand that this blog is really important to her. She loves it here and she hates it when she doesn’t have time to write a post. I understand that Desire to Inspire Thursdays are a wonderful idea that Amanda dreamed up. She loves linking up with other bloggers to inspire others. I understand that all that linking doesn’t happen if Amanda doesn’t put up a post. I understand that my wife is very, very tired. She has good reason to be. I also understand that when my very tired wife keeps going instead of getting adequate sleep, I will soon have a sick wife. I love my wife, both in sickness and in health, but I would rather love a sleeping wife now than a sick wife this weekend.
So today I’m living with my wife in an understanding way, by writing a blog post.
I’m not going to go into all the other ways I try to live with my wife in an understanding way. Why not? Because I don’t keep track. Marriage is not like sports.
I don’t keep score. I don’t pay attention to how many times I do things I would rather not, or how many times Amanda does the same. Nor do I necessarily even remember many of the things I’ve done. That could be because I’m an absent-minded professor in training. Or it could be that understanding my wife is a response to her in the moment. It’s not something that’s planned or thought out. It’s just done.
I’m also not going to discuss all the ways I try to live with my wife in an understanding way because how that’s done is unique to every person. I don’t know how to live with anyone else’s wife in an understanding way. Nor do I want to. I don’t even know how to live with the average American woman in an understanding way. I’m a specialist. I focus on knowing, understanding, and honoring one woman.
Now I know that Royal Daughter isn’t exactly overrun with male readers. So a post trying to inspire men to live with their wives in an understanding way might be a little out of place. So why write it? Well, you could email your husband a link to this (or if he’s old school, print it out and leave it where he’ll find it). Or you could realize that while this verse of Scripture is directly addressed to husbands, wives might also have to understand their husbands and figure out their part in making their marriages work.
There are plenty of things in this world that bring difficulties into a marriage. Sometimes as husbands and wives we get awfully busy. We get so busy that we don’t always know what’s going on with our mate. We don’t have the time, take the time, or make the time to understand each other. Our marriages suffer as a result and often become ripe for conflict. It doesn’t matter how crazy life is, don’t lose touch with one another.
If you feel like you’re not in tune with your husband or wife, I want to inspire you to
find make a little time (even if it’s just 20 minutes) to reconnect with your spouse so that you too can live with them in an understanding way.
Be blessed and be a blessing,
Be blessed and be a blessing,
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