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  1. Terry @ Breathing Grace
    January 26, 2011
  2. Terry @ Breathing Grace
    January 26, 2011

    >Oh, and your post is great Sheila. I think in marriage we often tend to focus on the negative rather the positive. It comes so easily to our sinful nature. Our husbands can tell when they aren't being supported and respected.

  3. Anonymous
    January 26, 2011

    >Thanks for the wise words Sheila. This is also true of our adult sons, they need the encouragement every day no matter whether you approve of their actions, be it not working or drinking too much. As mothers and wives we have the power to empower the men in our lives.

  4. Sheila
    January 26, 2011

    >Why are my Mcklinky's so temperamental? I've got it showing now! I seem to have to put div codes around it or something. Anyway, Terry, thank you for your link, and I'll put it in!

  5. Kellie Ross
    January 27, 2011

    >Great post! I think a lot of times our man becomes what we think of him, and that can make or break a marriage. I have many things to work on, on my end! By the way…what is in this movie that makes it rated "R"? I have a hard time reconciling any movie that is rated "R" as being "our kind of movie."

  6. Sheila
    January 27, 2011

    >Kellie,

    The reason it's rated R is that the king didn't stutter when he swore, and so at one point the speech therapist has him say a whole bunch of swear words in a row. Later on in the movie, when he gets frustrated at having to say a speech, he says some to relax him and help him to go on.

    It's not really a huge part of the movie, and it really was rather funny. If your kids have heard the "F" word before, it isn't going to scar them. I wouldn't show it to a kid under 10 for that reason, but my 13-year-old and 16-year-old saw it and loved it. As long as you can talk about it, it's okay. And it's not like the king WANTED to say the words, either; they were kind of forced out of him. So I didn't really have a problem with it. It's not like normal swearing in movies.

  7. Susie
    January 27, 2011

    >This movie looks great!!! I had never heard of it.
    And I loved your post too, Sheila. I was just thinking this morning (as I was shoveling over a foot of snow) that God said WE are to be the helpmates and so often it seems women order their husbands around as if the husbands are supposed to be their helpmate. I'm not saying men shouldn't help out at home… but sometimes there is just a wrong attitude. This, of course, goes along with respect and admiration… when we truly respect and admire our husbands we are going to be looking for ways to be their helpmate- as you said, not criticizing and not babying, but praying and figuring out what exactly is helpful to our individual husband. This show respect and love. As for me- I have to be careful of the distractions and busy-ness that cause to me to displace this as a priority. Thanks again for the reminder!!

  8. Bridgette
    January 27, 2011

    >a great and needful word for today's wives. we're inundated with messages of how great we all are, and how silly our men are. we need to buck that trend in our everyday lives as much as possible. i write a blog for our website and will be posting one very soon regarding Abram hearkening to the voice of Sarai –yes, yes, at one point that was not a good idea; however, it points out that we have a position of influence in our husband's life. we need to take that position more seriously.

  9. Joe Robinson
    January 9, 2013

    Thanks you for being a voice that supports God’s word for marriage. I know when men and women react in their marriage according to scripture their marriage will work.
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  10. Maurie Roselaine
    October 5, 2013

    Thanks for the post, that is really helpful for me. I would love for more elaboration on the babying part…primarily when my husband is having a bad day or people are treating him poorly, I have no idea how to handle it. I generally say something like, “I’m sorry honey,” but I am wondering if there is something else that I could say that would better encourage him? Any thoughts?
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  11. Paige
    February 20, 2014

    Great information. Clear and honest and to the point. I plan on using and creating tho on my marriage more.

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