Monday, July 24, 2006

Are you in love with your husband?

I just read a really wonderful book entitled Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother by Carolyn Mahaney. I highly recommend this book to every lady.

One particular part of this book stood out to me most, however. This is a quote that Mrs. Mahaney shares from Shirley Rice...

"Are you in love with your husband? Not, Do you love him? I know you do. He has been around a long time, and you're used to him. He is the father of your children. But are you in love with him? How long has it been since your heart really squeezed when you looked at him?... Why is it you have forgotten the things that attracted you to him at first?... Your husband needs to be told that you love him, that he is attractive to you. By the grace of God, I want you to start changing your thought pattern. Tomorrow morning, get your eyes off the toaster or the baby bottles long enough to LOOK at him. Don't you see the way his coat fits his shoulders? Look at his hands. Do you remember when just to look at his strong hands made your heart lift? Well, LOOK at him and remember. Then loose your tongue and tell him you love him. Will you ask the Lord to give you a sentimental, romantic, physical, in-love kind of love for your husband? He will do this." (p 41-42).

Mr. U and I have only been married for 7 1/2 years, but when I read this, I realized just how much I have overlooked him lately. I do love him- so very much. It's so easy in the busyness of life to be so focused on the "stuff" of life- laundering our clothes, preparing our meals, cleaning our home, etc. My focus is to be on the Lord Jesus Christ first and foremost, yes, but on my husband as well. God has given Mr. U to me as my head, my husband, my very best friend. How truly blessed I am. May I never forget.

Song of Solomon 2:16a "My beloved is mine, and I am his".


Tammy said...

Thanks for sharing the quote. It's something to mull over, for sure!

Kelli said...

What a wonderful post! Lots of things to think about.

Reviekat said...

Thought-provoking post for us. Thanks for recommending the book. I plan to find a copy and read through it! Revee

sonia a. mascaro said...

Thank you so much for your kind words about my pink flowers!
Have a nice day!

Mary Ann said...

Great post! I like your blog, too.:-)

Anonymous said...

I have this book, but apparently I need to read it again! I had forgotten that part.


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