Today is a quickie.
Day 5 - Love is Not Rude.
Proverbs 27:14 (seriously, everyone should read the whole book of Proverbs before they get married....31 chapters...one a day...excellent advise!)
"He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him."
Notice how when we are dating, its natural that we put on our best, act our best, so that we can attract a mate. Same philosophy in nature as well...birds flaunt, big horn sheep bonk heads, you know, that sort of thing. But once that mate is attracted, that sort of "fight for it" feeling sort of goes away. Irritating things that were overlooked are now INSANELY irritating! The way they chew their food, if they make loud noises in their sleep (whether it be snores, or what have you), how they assume EVERYTHING. You get the idea. The etiquette seems to disappear to the wayside, and it starts to feel like you are roomates with your spouse. Thankfully, my spouse, is pretty good on the etiquette side. But here are some general guidelines the book recommends...
1) Guard the Golden Rule - Treat your mate the same way you want to be treated. (see Luke 6:31)
2) No Double Standards - Be as considerate to your spouse as you are to strangers and co-workers.
3) Honor Requests - Consider what your spouse already asked you to do or not do. If in doubt, then ask.
The task, you ask? LOL Was to ask your spouse what 3 things that caused them to be uncomfortable or irritated with you. This is from their perspective! This is a pride-sucking task. What fun.
My 3 things were emailed to me. *Gulp* I will not share them, sorry folks, they are mine to work on.
The 3 things I had for Jos were emailed to him. Except, that I had only 2 things. And they were little irritations...I guess I have a lot more to work on. Go TEAM WILLARD.