Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Respected Husband: Craft

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the next verse in Proverbs 31 and about our husbands being respected. I was struggling to come up with a craft idea for this verse so asked you for some ideas!

Here was the comment that really jumped out at me (from Ami):

I really enjoyed contemplating crafts for this. I'm in such a busy mothering stage (similar to you) that I'm definitely concerned with trying to love my husband and care for him above the kids, and you know that's so hard to do!

This verse really encourages an attitude and I agree it's hard to think of a craft. I think something that reminds me to check my attitude would be more beneficial than something I could make for him. I think a little box that reminds me to respect him and spread that respect around, filled with a stash of notes of compliments, encouragement, prayer, love, and humor all ready to be stuck in his lunch, luggage, computer bag or whatever. If they're ready to go, maybe I would actually leave him notes regularly!

Praying for him encourages respect, too. I printed off a monthly prayer calendar for my husband with correlating Bible verses and I have that hanging in my kitchen cabinet.

One more thing that is fun and would put his co-workers in a good mood would be sending goodies to work with him occasionally. That is if your husband likes that, of course, because not everyone does!

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I loved her idea of having little notes ready to go! So, one Saturday morning when I woke up quite early - I asked God to help me create some notes we could share with our husbands! A few blanks are included as well so you can come up with your own. Thanks for sharing your idea, Ami!

Enjoy blessing and respecting your husband!!

Respected Husband Notes


LynnMarie said...

I'm so impressed by the look of these! Beautiful and professional. Thank you so much.

Mary Ann said...

Love these, Monica. Thank you so very much. Can't wait to use this idea! And thank you, Ami!:-)

Wendi said...

I love to sneak a little note into my husbands lunch or breakfast! Thanks for sharing your pre-made notes. They look great!

*carrie* said...

What a neat idea, Monica. A couple of years ago, after reading Love and Respect, this was an area I really wanted to improve in. By today's evaluation, I have a long way to go. Thanks for sharing these thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I love this idea - I am the wife of an unsaved husband with 6 little blessings, and it is sometimes not easy - thank you for this idea!!!

Davonne said...

Very nice! I can't wait to print these off! Thank you for sharing. They look so professional but yet personal. It is obvious that you spent a lot of time making these. Thank you!

Amanda said...

Awesome! Thank you! I'll be using these.

South Girl in the West said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for these wonderful ideas. You always seem to know just what i need and when i need it. Our Father in Heaven surely uses you as an instrument in my life!

Lee said...

I love this idea. I need to express my respect for my husband more often.

Ami said...

These are so great! I'm glad my comment was helpful...it was helpful for me to read it again today! I still haven't put it to practice, but this is a great reminder!


Anonymous said...

Hi is it possible to get a copy of this craft that is not in that scrib site. I don't belong to facebook and don't want to sign up. However, I love this idea. Thank you for your worthy ideas. Mrs. N

Mary said...

Thank you for sharing! I started a thank you journal the day after our anniversary in June that I'm going to give my husband next year on anniversary. Every day I write about something that I'm thankful for about him or our relationship. It's been fun specifically watching for the ways he blesses me everyday that maybe I hadn't noticed before or took for granted (shame on me!!) and has given me more reasons to love him even more than I do!!!

Monica Wilkinson said...

Hi Ladies - thanks for the feedback! I'm happy to e-mail these to anyone who would prefer not to sign in through Scribd - just send me an e-mail at thehomespunheart (at) hotmail (dot) com and I will have it to you asap!


Autismland Penny said...

This is such a fantastic idea! Thank you for doing all the hard work and sharing it with us!

Anonymous said...

Hi Monica,

I just found your blog today--I love it and can't wait to read more. Thank you for the reminders to repsect my husband, and for the encouraging and practical ideas on how to do it! Have you read the book Love and Respect? I agree with the author that as a woman, I'm more prone to the love aspect of the relationship...I'm not always sure how to communicate respect.

By the way, I saw you wrote that you worked at Glen Eyrie...I was there 11 or 12 years ago for a summer with the Navigor's (NCP). What a special place that is! :)