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What does it mean to be kind?

02/26/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 11 Comments

I Corinthians 13:4 says that love is kind. What does that mean for me and my marriage? Honestly, I have never thought about it. Does it mean that I do nice things for my husband? Does it mean I don’t yell at him? Does it mean that I don’t complain when I think he does something and it wasn’t the way I wanted? How about using words of affirmation instead of bruising his spirit?

I think it means all those things and I think they can apply to all relationships, but there is one thing that I struggle with more than anything. Instead of offering grace and saying I forgive you after my husband apologizes, I procede to tell my husband that yes, he should be sorry and ALL the things that he did wrong. How can I show kindess? By showing forgiveness.

My husband and I share the chores around our home. So, another way for me to show kindness is to do the chores that he usually does so he can have some more downtime AND do it without expecting him to do anything for me. 

These are just a couple of things. What about you? What are ways you show your husband kindness?

Be blessed:)


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Discussion (11 Comments)

  1. So true friend. One of the greatest gifts we can give our husbands is grace and more grace. As much as God lavishes forgiveness on us, we should for them as well. Love your heart shared here friend. Blessings.

    • So true about what you said about God’s forgiveness. I am so grateful you stopped by! Be blessed:)

  2. Awww love this I too have been thinking about kindness in our marriage!

    • Thank you so much Jennifer. I am so blessed by you and honored that you stopped by. Be blessed:)

      • by Tammy
        Reply

        I have been married for 35 years,their is know one thing that will make u a better wife than reading God’s word on marriage.i struggled for years with the fact my husband was the spiritual head of our household,clearly this had to be a joke,I thought. Edify your husband in all areas of his life,again another cruel joke on the Lord’s part. Last, praise and thank God for your husband,even when you dislike him the most.Do this several times a day just to prove to God,clearly he did not know him the way I do.Try these 3 steps for 1 week and God will give u the greatest blessing of all,you will find out like I did my husband was never the problem,it was I who needed To have my whole heart and soul and mind changed,Thank God I was wrong,the lord new what he was doing all along.

        • I hear ya Tammy. Sometimes it is so hard to obey what God wants us to do and there are many (maybe all) times that I feel like God needs to do a work on my husband when I need some refinement. Thank you for commenting and be blessed:)

  3. by Kim
    Reply

    Thanks for the reminder. After being married for so long I guess sometimes I forget to be kind and just start taking my husband for granted. Great blog. hugs to you

    • It is easy to forget. Thank you for stopping by and be blessed:)

  4. Dear friend, this is so lovely and practical! Thank you for sharing with us!

    • Practical, yet hard! (for me at least) Thank you so much for stopping by and be blessed:)

  5. I can show kindness by sorting through the mail:-) He’d LOVE that. Thanks for linking up!

    Christy Joy
    #happywivesclub

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