Showing Honor

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Most of us are familiar with the practice of introducing a guest speaker, either at a conference or church function. Usually the person chosen to introduce the guest speaker knows the person well enough to add interest and intrigue to the honoree. I remember one time when Tom was leading a home group in our home, he had the husbands come prepared to introduce their wife as if she were the next speaker at a large event. It was amazing to hear the carefully composed words each husband chose to introduce the woman they loved with all their heart.

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So we want to encourage you to set aside some time to write out what you would say if you were asked to introduce your spouse at an event. Then read your introduction aloud to your spouse.

It is good to speak well of our spouse in their hearing.

It is even better to speak well of our spouse in the hearing of others.

But most of all it is good for us to practice speaking well of our spouse (period), for it increases our appreciation of the gift God has given us.

How well do you speak of your spouse in the presence of others?  

About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 36 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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7 Responses to Showing Honor

  1. standingfistbrokenwithcontriteheart says:

    Thanks needed that

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  2. This idea is powerful, Debi!

    How did Tom prepare the guys to introduce their wives? Did he have examples, or an exercise for them to use to hone their intro? (Rob was wondering how he ‘set up’ the guys to succeed?)

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    • Debi Walter says:

      Actually, he didn’t do anything to help them, he didn’t need to. Our church leaders excel in honoring each other at conferences and such. We have heard them do it countless times, so all the guys had a good idea of what they needed to do. And they did a fabulous job. It seems there was a lot of kissing going on afterward. 😉

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  3. That’s a fantastic idea.

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  5. Scott says:

    Fantastic post! Showing honor has such an impact on the atmosphere in our homes.

    And I’m definitely stealing the introduction idea for our marriage small group! Thanks

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