I'm assuming it will be JUST a little bit LOL! I am NOT a confrontational-type person at all. I'd rather everyone be nice.
I want to do a series on this topic, though, because I want to challenge myself in this area.
My husband and I began dating in 1980. We got married in 1985. That's 25 years of marriage after 5 years of dating--the same person. We have stayed together through all sorts of ups and downs of life. We have experienced hatred toward what we stood for, from family, friends, and acquaintances. We have a child together with many miscarriages thrown in.
I feel like we have figured out what makes OUR marriage work for US. But, I also feel like there's always room for improvement!
I recently ordered a book through Bookmooch entitled, "The Good Wife Guide: 19 Rules for Keeping a Happy Husband." It is a collection of 19 tips from the Ladies' Homemaker Monthly which was popular at the turn of the last century.
The publisher put this together as a "Humorous gift for bridal showers . . . [to] the occasional 25th wedding anniversary where the celebration needs a little comical relief." I was a little bit offended by that description. I figured that it MUST be a book that encouraged family values in order to merit that blurb. So, I ordered it.
I've decided that I'm going to devote a post to each of several tips in the book. After I read it, I realized that the advice was NOT antiquated and that it would probably do a lot of good to apply it. I'm going to give it a try, anyway!
I suspect that my thoughts will not always line up with your thoughts on the subject. That's OK. I welcome your differing opinions as long as you're nice to me. If you're not nice, then I'll cry. (Just kidding!)
I'm going to explore these items for me and, perhaps, some might be useful to you as you walk out your relationship with the opposite sex.
The first "tip" will be up tomorrow. It might prove the most controversial of all, just by the title! We'll just do this and see how it goes.
Remember, I'm sensitive.
Rule 1: A Wife's Duty
Rule 5: A Happy Homecoming
Rule 3: Put Your Best Face Forward
Rule 4: Cleanliness...It's Next to Godliness