This Week's 7

This Week’s 7 – Serve Your Spouse

Each Monday on the Pure Purpose blog, I feature This Week’s 7, a simple list about an everyday topic, giving you ideas and encouragement. Today’s post is the third in a series on service. It’s written from a woman’s perspective. That’s what I know best (although I’m still learning to apply these principles!), but I’m confident you’re smart enough to shift perspectives if needed.

    1. Get to know him…again. People change. Don’t assume interests, knowledge, and routines will remain the same.
    2. Do something unexpected without mentioning it, especially if it’s a job you don’t particularly like.
    3. Make a special dinner. Think “favorite dishes,” even if you have to call your mother-in-law for them.
    4. Hold your criticism. Be encouraging.
    5. Don’t expect to be all things to your spouse. Encourage him to have guy friends who hold him accountable.
    6. Appreciate your man. Nothing builds a man up more than respect. Nothing tears him down faster than disrespect.
    7. Be willing to say “I’m sorry” and “I was wrong.” A little humility goes a long way in building a relationship.

It is hard to find a good wife, because she is worth more than rubies. Her husband trusts her completely. With her, he has everything he needs. She does him good and not harm for as long as she lives. Proverbs 31:10-12

2 thoughts on “This Week’s 7 – Serve Your Spouse”

  1. Something I would add to your list: When he walks through the door, act as if he has been away for a few days with a take your breath away greeting, smile and hug. Don’t just look up from cooking dinner and say “hey” or barely acknowledge he just got home. I have to say when I hear my husbands diesel truck pull in the driveway a sense of relief comes over me and completeness like “ok he is home now”. “Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all He has done”. Col. 2:7
    Thanks for the great word.
    Kindest regards,
    Barbara Colllins†


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