Admiration shone from her eyes
blinding him to his own imperfections
so that he was empowered to climb
the mountain of their love
and shout from the summit
his devotion to the one
Wendy ❀ 2015
Over the years I’ve listened to a lot of Christian radio broadcasts
about family life and marriage.
When I hear a quote that especially speaks to me,
I like to write it down on a piece of paper and memorize it.
One day I wrote down three magic words: admire, appreciate, and accept.
I’ve memorized these words.
I needed to.
I wanted to gift these verbs to my husband
through my actions.
Years ago we hit a dry spell in our marriage
while our lives were busy parenting 3 children 5 yrs and under.
Let’s face it–nobody marries someone else unless they see
some reasonable semblance of these three magical words.
acceptance ~ admiration ~ appreciation
And after they’re married these actions are more important than ever
(yes, this applies to both partners).
Spouses may stray or be tempted to stray if these are missing at home
(no it’s not a valid excuse for emotional or physical adultery).
There’s nothing more irresistible to a man
than a woman who’s in love with him.
~ the Baroness in The Sound of Music
It’s my job to love and respect Billy;
it’s God’s job to make him good.
~ Ruth Bell Graham
Now it’s your turn to tell me about a great marriage book,
marriage blog or marriage quote.
I love romantic happy endings.
Dare to share in the comments?
Irresistible Blessings ~ Wendy ❀
A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown,
but a disgraceful wife is like decay to his bones.
Husbands, love your wives
and do not be harsh with them.