21. Frequently talk about how you want a bigger this or that…or more of such and so…
20. Roll the eyes, purse the lips, and scowl while shaking the head when he speaks.
19. Keep your ideas and thoughts to yourself, even if he asks.
18. Treat him like a child (“I’ve got 3 kids, and one of them is my husband!” L It’s not funny.)
17. Interrupt him when he’s speaking.
16. Crab about his mother.
15. Let him be surprised about problems with the kids (or other things) instead of telling him what’s going on.
14. Rarely ask his advice about anything.
13. Seldom ask him what we can do for him that would be helpful.
12. Never just sit with him, as his friend, while he completes a task.
11. Never tell him, “thank you,” for doing what he does every day, even if it’s “just” going to work.
10. Act like a princess and expect everyone around you to treat you like one.
9. Think everything is about us. It’s just not.
8. Put our husbands second or third in the hierarchy…which should read, btw,
- Other things or people
7. Complain about our husband to other women.
6. Hang out with other women (or watch them on TV) who complain about their husbands or men in general.
5. Think “respect” is something our man should “earn” (but that’s a worldly perspective, not a holy one).
4. Think marriage should make us happy, instead of holy.
3. Want what someone else has, instead of what God’s decided our family should have.
2. Pursue all sorts of things (and people) other than our relationship with God.
1. Be critical when speaking to him – especially in front of others.
Yes, I can count. Yes, the list sort of took on a life of its own.
No, I didn’t forget one – I was saving it:
Seldom instigate intimacy or when you do participate, be bored instead of fully engaged.
Never bring him a cookie or a sandwich…
K, I’m done now. These are just a few of them…my guess is you have a few more to add? Feel free!
Dare you to comment with your ideas!