Sherri M. is a friend of mine. Her husband, Chuck, is too.
Sherri and Chuck have been separated for a while now.
She responded to my post 6 Ideas for a Great Marriage.
Her comments must be heard. Here they are:
And for you Ladies:
#1 – Put your husband second ONLY to the LORD. Not the kids, not your mom, your sister, your best friends. He is to be the most important human on the planet as far as you are concerned.
#2 – Respect him. Even if you think it is the dumbest thing that you have ever heard.
#3 – Thank & praise him. Especially if he makes any of the efforts that Paul has outlined above. He will not touch that vacuum ever again if you criticize the way he did it.
#4 – Love him. Put a note in his sock drawer. Send a card to him at work. Make his favorite dinner on a Thursday, not just his birthday. The same things that you would do for your kids, just to see the look on their face – do it for your husband. He MUST know where he stands in your world. PROVE IT!
#5 – and probably the single most important thing that you can do for your man – Pray for him. Daily. Hourly. Whatever. Ask the LORD for wisdom, protection, his relationships with you, the kids, his boss & co-workers, his family, etc. Ask God for a good day for your husband. The benefits are astounding – try it.
As Paul said, 5 ideas that you can start immediately to create a better marriage and contribute to a better world.