Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wear Your Love

As I read a post by my friend KindredHeart last year I was inspired to purchase something for myself for my husband’s birthday. I bought a t-shirt that expresses my love for him. My sister was equally inspired and decided to make the same type of purchase. They differed slightly based on the taste we felt our men had. (My sister bought an “I Love My Geek” shirt which is perfect for my brother-in-law).

The Saturday morning of my husband’s birthday I got ready and put on my new t-shirt and went to greet him. At first he didn’t notice but when he did really look at me he wore the biggest grin on his face and was ready with an immediate embrace. The rest of the day was enjoyable and I was thrilled to see how something as simple as expressing my love in a creative way made such a difference. While I am not typically a t-shirt kind of girl, I also have found that wearing it in the public eye really gives an extra burst of encouragement.

I have recently read the book “For Women Only” by Shaunti Feldhahn which is an easy and enjoyable read. It is about the things that we may not understand about men and so clearly explains what it is that men really desire from us and why. This was not based on her own experience or opinion but from a professional survey of hundreds of men. The biggest emphasis was on how we need to respect our husband which is the way they feel loved. There is a reason why the bible says in Ephesians 5:33 “Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband”.

Speaking of KindredHeart, she was nominated for two blog award categories so stop by and visit her site and be as encouraged as I always am! She really does “Live-what-she-believes”! A few other blog friends have been nominated also so stop in and visit them as well.


KindredHeart said...

Wow, friend, I'm so thankful that God prompted you to actively express your love to your husband through the creative means of a t-shirt! I love the style of yours, btw.

Thanks for the sweet, encouraging words. Your blog is a tremendous blessing to me, as well, and I'm regularly encouraged by your godly insights and wisdom.

Who'd have thought---oh, 17, 18 years ago---that we'd be so richly blessed? It's so fun to look back and remember the silly things we did then and how God has so blessed us immeasurably beyond anything we could ask or think!

Have a wonderful weekend with your beautiful family!

Diane said...

I love that shirt. Can you share where to get one? I really love this post.

Oh, and I voted for you on HSB when I saw your name.

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