Keep Your Word

January 5, 2012

in the generous life

My husband wrote a great post yesterday.  I informed him that I was stealing it.  He informed me that I would pay for that later.  Could be fun.

“I’m merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.” V in V for Vendetta

Be a Man Woman of Your Word
(gender changes made throughout post)

Are you a woman of your word? I don’t (just) mean at work and among your friends – are you a woman of your word with your husband?

When you say you will do something, do you do it? Do you do it when and how you said you would? Do you fail to do things and then blame him or something he did? Do you regularly “forget” promises? Do you hide things because you know he would not approve? Or, do you hide things because you know they will upset him and you figure it’s better to just deal with them yourself?

Beyond those obvious things, are you being honest with him about who you are? Are you being yourself, or do you keep parts of yourself from him? He needs to know the real you, the good and the bad, the fun and the not so fun. Anything you are trying to hide will come out eventually – better to be honest now than to be discovered later.

Image credit © Elnur Amikishiyev |


I enjoyed the encouragement of this post ~ Don’t Wait To Do What Matters Most  (from Safe at Home)


When I’m not stealing my husband’s posts, I do accept guest posts.  Here are my guidelines.


Be generous! Lori <><

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Yvonne January 5, 2012 at 8:52 am

LOL – I read your husband’s post yesterday and thought about sending it to my husband, but then decided against it.

So it’s especially humbling that I find this in my inbox today … but directed at me and not him. God sure has an ironic and well-timed since of humor – I struggle with these things too but it’s so much easier the see faults in our spouses and not at the person who looks back at us in the mirror. Card well played!


Julie Sibert January 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I so appreciate your post Lori (and Paul’s too). My observation with many marriages (my own sometimes too!) is that it is easy to take your spouse for granted… to think that there will always be “plenty of time later” to make up for not following through or for putting the marriage on the backburner.

Though it takes effort to be intentional about nurturing marriage, the benefits are so tremendous!! I’ve experienced that myself and I know others who have as well.

Anyway, thanks again! As always, you are such an encourager!


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