He’s Not a Child

January 26, 2017

in the generous life

♥ ♥ ♥ 19 days until Valentine’s Day! ♥ ♥ ♥

Your husband is not a child. He’s an adult.

I know sometimes it’s hard not to interrupt, correct, or teach. I’m tempted by the same “I know better” attitude.

He's Not a Child - Don't fall for the "I know better" attitude.

When Paul gets the details wrong in telling a story, when I think he’s going about a project “wrong,” or when I’m unhappy about something he’s said or done, it’s easy enough to talk down to him. But, really, he’s an adult (and my sweetie) so he needs to be treated as an adult.

Being an adult is hard work anyway. Our guys need us to respect their adult status and give them room to grow and learn.

I don’t think I’d have been in such a hurry to reach adulthood if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed.  Bill Watterson


Prayer Prompt  Ask God to help you treat your husband as an adult at all times.


This Month’s Marriage Challenge ♥ Daily: List something about your husband or marriage for which you are grateful.


Jerry Stumpf: Free Webinar: The Cheat Sheet For A Successful Marriage Paul and I have known Jerry for quite some time. It’s lovely to find he’s sharing marriage insights in this upcoming free webinar.


To Love, Honor and Vacuum: 10 Reasons Married Couples Should Share Finances Great perspectives and resources.


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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley January 26, 2017 at 2:32 am

I looked into the free webinar you mentioned. This looks like an amazing resource! I have a question and thought you could point me in the right direction. I see the webinar starts at 7. Having a baby and a toddler who don’t go to bed until 8 and 9, I was wondering if it’s possible to sign up for it but watch afterwards? Thanks!


Lori - The Generous Wife January 26, 2017 at 9:33 am

I’ll pass your question on to Jerry.


Jerry Stumpf January 26, 2017 at 10:49 am

Lori, yes Ashley reached out to me and I told her the webinar would be recorded. However, replay are only sent to folks who sign up for the webinar so please encourage your ladies to sign up.

We are planning for it to be a great blessing to couples who want to enrich their marriage!

They can sign up here:

Several wives have come from The-Generous-Wife.com – so Thank you!!!!

You and Paul are a genuine blessing to couples around the world.


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