Respect His Adulthood – Take 2

July 7, 2010

in the generous life

I would like to share a comment that was a response to last night’s tip.

“When I read the subject line [Respect His Adulthood] I thought the tip was going to be about not treating our husbands like children. Immediately several recent incidents came to mind …”

I’m sure many of us can remember events where we treated our husband like children (it’s especially difficult to slip up when you spend your day in parent mode).  Let’s just use this post as a reminder to treat our husband like the adults they are. It’s not our job to correct them or follow them around to make sure they do things right.  Let’s be careful not to talk down to them (especially in front of others).

Respect a man, and he will do all the more.  John Wooden

Be generous!  Lori <><

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Patricia Paris July 7, 2010 at 10:38 am

I loved this reminder. The quote about respect is so true. My husband is a great guy and respecting him goes a long way! Not in a manipulative way – it’s just seems the more I appreciate and respect him the closer we get. We’ve been married for 34 years and it just keeps getting better.

On another subject – finances. My husband has always done the budget (mostly in his head but he has always done a good job with our money). We got on the Dave Ramsey plan (Do you know about Dave – he is great?) and we now do our budget together. Besides financial stability, budgeting together promotes goal defining, true intimacy, and security. I love our bi-monthly times with the budget. (I tell my friends I think it is sexy!)

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Marcelle July 7, 2010 at 4:38 pm

This post needs to be for my husband. ;-)

Being that he is 8 years older than me (and admittedly, he’s usually much wiser than me), he feels like he needs to “parent” me sometimes.

I am an adult with my own views, thoughts and feelings (and those thoughts, views and feelings are usually not mimicking his). It’s tough sometimes to feel like i still live with my dad.

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PeppyPiper July 14, 2010 at 5:10 am

I agree for the most part. The part I DON’T agree with is where you said that it’s not our job to correct them.

It IS our job to correct them. If we don’t, who will? Of course, we must do so in a loving, respectful, and private manner. We are each other’s iron, so sharpening him IS my job.

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