A man decided to make Mother’s Day special for his wife. He bought her presents. He took her out to eat. He made life easy for her around the house.
But when she later told him what made her weekend really special, she thanked him for something he did during church on Mother’s Day. When the men in the church were told they could have the microphone to say something about a special woman in their life, he listened for a while as others spoke. Then, when the last call was given, he rose and spoke ever so briefly about his wife—telling how thankful he was for her godly example. She was moved as he honored her before others. Those 18 seconds were the highlight of her weekend. She even requested a tape of the service so she could savor his thoughtful words.
It is admirable when a man does kind things for his wife, but if he compliments her publicly he demonstrates wisdom. When a man says of his wife in the presence of others, “You are special to me, and I appreciate you,” their relationship is enhanced.
The husband in Proverbs 31 praised his wife by saying, “You excel them all” (v.29). Nothing a man can do is more honoring than speaking words like those.
A man who finds a godly wife
Is blest beyond compare;
She is his greatest prize in life—
A treasure rich and rare. —DJD
Marriage thrives in a climate of honor and respect.