Ladies, your men need to be honored as well. Holding your man in high regard in front of others, that’s honor. Other women may be dogging their men, but if you remember that he’s working diligently to take care of you and the family and he’s being the best father/husband/lover/head of household he can be, you can honor him even when he’s not around. The world’s greatest men have all made mistakes, but they have also been honored by their wives. Ladies, I can speak for many of us when I say, the rest of the world may be against your man, at work, in social circles, believe it or not, maybe even at church. You can’t control any of that. The one thing you can do which may help to overshadow the negativity in his life…honor him for who he is. He may not even share with you his challenges or pain. Sometimes, that’s how we men are built. Please be aware, if your husband/fiancée/significant other is assisting in providing for you and your family, he has a lot of weight on his shoulders. If you show that you merit and value his position to you, at least he knows the people that matter most have his back when he may feel life is dealing him a tough hand or the world is against him.
Once a day, let’s remind each other of how we honor one another. A statement like “Darling, I appreciate how you take care of me and the kids,” or something like “My friends are always complaining about their husbands. Apparently everyone couldn’t get an awesome husband like I did!” When we remind them of their position in our lives or mention the privilege we have of being in this relationship together, that’s expressing our honor for one another. Honor each other whether we are around or not. Take the opportunity of this new beginning and New Year to publicly and privately accentuate the positive in your man or woman, they will definitely be glad you did. There’s a resolution actually worth keeping!
© Jarvis J. Hurt/2012