You know those things you can do to ruin your husband’s reputation, right? (like talking bad about him behind his back or acting like you expect him to be thoughtless or lazy) Well, there are things that you can do to build his reputation. How you act toward him says a lot to others. What you say about him and and what you expect of him also speaks loudly.
So, speak kindly and respectfully to him. Talk about him and act toward him in ways that reflect well on him. Make it your mission in life to promote your husband’s reputation (I’m not asking you to lie or to ignore real problems, just build rather than tear down).
Yes, I know there are men who don’t act well or aren’t “deserving” of respect. I’ll be blunt, this is not about them, this is about you and me, as wives and as individuals. What we do and say is more about our values and what we believe. Either we love our guys and we believe the Word … or we don’t. Which is it?
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5:33 NIV
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Be generous! Lori <><