The Hero Of Your Story

The Hero Of Your Story

I recently read a book called, “The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels – A Love Story” by Ree Drummond. It is the story of how she met the rancher who would become her husband in Bartlesville, Oklahoma in the early 1990’s. I enjoyed the book, and not just because I also met a rancher who would become my husband in Bartlesville in the early 1990’s. One thing about the book that stood out for me most of all was the light in which she portrayed her man. He was always, without exception, the hero of every story she shared.

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. - Ephesians 5:22-23

So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. - Ephesians 5:28

The Bible teaches how husbands and wives should treat one another in Ephesians chapter five. One way this teaching plays out in real life is by each spouse showing respect to the other.

Speaking from the vantage point of a wife, I’ve seen something in men that responds positively to praise from his wife. It is very meaningful for a man to hear the most important female in his life tell a story in which he is the knight in shining armor. I believe that a man will grow into the expectations held out for him by his wife –either high or low.

Since we are all human, we already know that none of us is perfect. That means your spouse will have some flaws. However, let’s honor our spouse by keeping those flaws to ourselves. When we speak to others, let’s speak of the good qualities in our spouse. Share with the world all those reasons that you love your spouse and watch them bloom into an even more loveable person. This is the beauty that God intended for marriage – let’s live it!