Movie Night!

This one is simple.  Using your vast knowledge of what makes your wife tick, pick out a movie you think she would like to watch with you – and then do so. Once you have enjoyed the film together, take a moment to see how you did.  Discuss with her what she did and/or did not like about the film.  Use your discussion to further your understanding of your spouse so that you can better love and serve her.

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Published in: on 28 March 2011 at 08:27  Leave a Comment  
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Using Your Tongue

I was kindly reminded by a dear friend this morning that my words regarding my wife should always be edifying.  No brainer – right?  And yet, at a dinner party this past Saturday I spoke carelessly.  My friend’s admonition allowed me to 1.) see a point of pride in my life and 2.) talk with my wife about my words.  The good thing is that she did not take offense at what I said and we are great.  The bad thing is that words, poorly spoken, will impact each hearer differently.  What you say may not be offensive to everyone, but what your words communicate is more than just mechanical interpretation.  (And the truth is that my words, though not directly offensive to my wife, were spoken out of a spirit that was not right.)  So I thank my friend for his willingness to confront me and for providing post material that does not so often come with such ease!

Talk with your wife this week about 1.) how your speech may consistently offend her (especially in public) and 2.) how you can improve your verbal love and respect for her.  Do all of this in light of Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (Ephesians 4:29 ESV)

Published in: on 21 March 2011 at 08:13  Leave a Comment  
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Memorize some Scripture

This one is as powerful as it is simple.  Pick a verse and begin memorizing it this week with your wife.  I have always found that a great way to memorize is to take some time up front and study the passage.  This will open up some great insight into your wife’s heart and allow you to share your own.  The key is follow-through.  Set a schedule to work on the verse together and help each other be diligent.  Next to prayer time, this is one of the most important activities you can engage your spouse in.

Published in: on 14 March 2011 at 08:05  Leave a Comment  
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Have a Chat

Spend a few minutes every day talking with your wife.  Make sure you have a few interrupted minutes and just ask them about their day.  Maybe it can be over dinner or after dinner while you help with the dishes.  But ask questions that show your interest and cannot be answered with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’.  Your wife most likely loves to talk, so take a few minutes every day this week and connect with her through conversation without distraction.

Published in: on 7 March 2011 at 08:03  Leave a Comment  
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