Rudeness is described as unnecessarily doing or saying something which is unpleasant for another person to be around. If we are continually behaving in ways that irritate our spouses, we are not showing them the respect they deserve. Exercising self-control in our words will create an atmosphere of love and respect in our homes.
Proverbs 25:24: “Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife (or husband).”
Three rules to follow in loving our spouses:
- Guard the Golden Rule – Treat your spouse the same way you want to be treated (Luke 6:31).
- No Double Standards – Be as considerate to your spouse as you are to strangers and coworkers / friends.
- Honor Requests – Consider what your spouse already has asked you to do or not do. Always ask if you are unsure
CHALLENGE: Ask your spouse to tell you three things that cause him or her to be uncomfortable or irritated with you. You must do so without attacking them or justifying your behavior. This is from their perspective only.