Saturday, May 14, 2011

Grade Yourself!

Heather and I decided to grade ourselves.  How good are we at being a help meet?  I mentor Heather once a week on being a godly wife.  She just got married in December and wants to do it right.  She is succeeding.  Her husband adores her and loves coming home to her.  So I challenge you to take the same test and see how good of a help meet you are...

ABC's of being a Help Meet

A - Admit when you are wrong  (I am SO much better at this!...B)
B - Be positive  (Easy...A)
C - Cuddle  (Terrible...D)
D - Do it his way  (Getting better...B)
E - Encourage him  (Pretty good...B)
F - Fix his breakfast  (Does cutting an orange count?...B)
G - Give back rubs ( Can't...bad neck...N/A)
H - Hug often  (Is twice a day often?...C)
I - "I love you" should be said many times daily  (Once a day...D)
J - Joke around in a playful manner  (Improving...C+)
K - Know his needs  (Yes...A)
L - Listen to him  (Most of the time...B)
M - Manage your home well  (A)
N - Never hold grudges  (Not anymore...A)
O - Open your eyes in the morning and smile  (Yep...A)
P - Pray for him  (Every day...A+)
Q - Quit nagging him  (Doing great...A)
R - Reminisce about good times  (Difficult since we've only had good times this past year...C)
S - Show respect and honor ( SO much better...B)
T - Trust, and earn his trust  (Yes, but I had to work at earning his trust...B+)
U - Understand his need for reverence  (Finally...B)
V - Vulnerability is a feminine trait; cultivate it  (Hard one for me...C)
W - Wink at him  (Flirt with him?...B)
X - X is for private times  (A ;)
Y - Yearn to please him  (Yep...A)
Z - Zealously guard him with your love  (by loving and serving him...A)

See...I have been preaching this stuff for eight years and still need work!

Taken from Debi Pearl's book, "Created to Be His Help Meet"