Respect His Way

February 15, 2011

in the generous life

Ever find yourself at odds with your husband over the way something should be done?  Reality is there are any number of ways to do a given thing.  Some ways are better than others, but often there are a few ways that are reasonable and it boils down to preferences.  Why not listen to your guy and give his way a try.  Worst case scenario is that it doesn’t work and you have to try something else.

It feels very disrespectful to have someone continually shoot down your way of doing things (and it’s an easy thing to do around the house when you do most of the work there).  Your husband’s perspective, though different, may actually bring a fresh perspective.  That’s a good thing for you and listening to and considering his perspective shows a bit of respect for him.

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.  Robert Schuller

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Glenna February 16, 2011 at 10:08 am

I recently returned to work parttime and am away from home every evening and Saturdays. My husband has stepped in to take my place at home and with our 11 year old. He asked me to let them know what needs done while I am away. I learned a long time ago that my way was not the only way to do any task. I have been able to allow them to do the chores that need done their own way while I am at work and be grateful that I don’t have to do them after I get home. What my husband and son do for me is tremendously helpful. I don’t want to insult them by telling them that they are doing it wrong.

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