This Week’s Marriage Challenge:
Every day this week, leave a little note for your husband.
I found this old post (originally titled “Two Cheese Slicers?”) that seemed to play well with the last couple of day’s posts. It’s about making room for our differences and needs/wants. From The Generous Wife archive:
I got to thinking about idiosyncrasies.
idiosyncrasies: a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual.
You have them. Your husband has them. I have them. My husband probably has more than his fair share, but I digress. We all have things we do, don’t do, like, dislike, need, don’t want, etc. Most of these things are neither “right” nor “wrong,” they just are. They are a reflection of our individuality, our uniqueness.
A word of caution: be careful how you judge these idiosyncrasies. When you judge them as stupid or unnecessary, you are, in a sense, judging your spouse unfavorably. When you value them, you are valuing him. Yes, some of them might seem silly or unnecessary to you, but they make sense to him and are necessary to the balance and comfort of his world.
I figure it’s a good thing to offer to your spouse what you would like to have for yourself anyhow. So around our house … we have two cheese slicers and a few foo-foo pillows. It’s all good.
It is our uniqueness that gives freshness and vitality to a relationship. James Dobson
Prayer Prompt ♥ Ask God to help you appreciate the uniqueness of your man.
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