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Friday, March 22, 2013

Small & Simple, that's what it's all about

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I have learned over the last decade that one of the keys to a happy marriage is paying attention to the small and simple things (in fact I almost chose that as the name of this website). Here's one example from my life. I try to be a gentleman; I do not believe that chivalry is dead. Despite the fact that many people believe that women are equal to men I wholeheartedly disagree.  Women are SO much better than men.  I have no doubt that my wife is better than me.  That is why it is my goal to make sure she remembers that no one else could worship her like I do. So, I pay attention to the small things: I open doors for her (she even gets in trouble when she doesn't let me), I tell her that I love her at nearly every opportunity, if she's cold I offer to let her wear my jacket or coat, I proudly introduce my wife to the people that we run into that I know and she does not, and I fiercely protect her good name. No one is allowed to speak ill of my wife in my presence. She is amazing.
 
Small and simple things. That's what it is all about. If you don't already to do it men, be a gentleman and open the door for your wife. She'll be pleasantly surprised and you'll find it rewarding. Treat her like a queen and she won't throw you back into the pond. Remember, she's better than you so it's your job to give her a reason (or better yet many reasons) to keep you.

12 comments:

  1. As a mom to two young men, I spent their developing years teaching them to respect women, reminding them chivalry is a choice. I'm so glad to hear there are men out there who still want to be gentlemen. I'm sure your wife truly appreciates the simple things in your marriage.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I hope that she appreciates it too! And I commend you for training your sons to respect women. My wife and I have three boys with one one way and we're teaching them to respect women. It's cute, if you ask them who I love most in the whole world they respond, without hesitation, "momma!" I'm glad they know. Thanks again Lisa!

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  2. Ditto to what Lisa said. So much love comes through in those small actions. To me, they speak of great love and respect. I imagine you have a very happy wife!

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    1. Thanks Kim! I'm trying to keep her happy. The way I see it is that in the next life she'll get to choose whether she keeps me or not so I better treat her well while we're here! :)

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  3. Wow. This is really touching. I'm so glad I married a man who shares the same view. I hope this message is widely circulated. Thank you for linking up with HWC!

    Christy Joy
    #happywivesclub

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    1. Thanks for stopping in Christy. I'm glad that your husband shares my views. Sometimes it feels like I'm all alone. :) It's good to know I'm not.

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  4. This is great! I hope to pass this on to my son. Saw link-up over at Happy Wives Club.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I hope that your son enjoys it and applies it!

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  5. Lucky lady, your wife is! I think we could all use a little more attention to the little things!

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  6. Minding those little details will make a world of difference in a marriage. Glad to hear from a man's perspective. Visiting from Home Educator Mom. Thanks for linking up.

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  7. Thank you Tyson for sharing this post at my link up last week. I featured it today in my list of favorites.

    Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Denise!! You're awesome. I'm really glad that you liked it.

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