Ok, so a small redirection here.
I don’t think a week is long enough to work on some of these concepts, and right now I could use a little more time to explore kindness, being truthful, and showing respect.
So I thought I would create a review week every three concepts or so. It would give us time to work on those things we need to and help us decompress a bit before starting a new concept.
On the off week, I’ll ask a few review questions or share a story. I thought I might also use the time to share about what I’m reading and doing. There are some new good resources I’ve found that I’d like to share, and y’all simply must meet Tilly, the newest member of our family. She’s full of energy and no toy is safe around her. Newton (the house rabbit) has learned to freeze when she’s in crazy cat mode.
If I fits, I sits.
So here are a few questions for you today.
What kindness did you do that impacted your spouse the most?
Are you doing better about ditching those little white lies?
Have you said please or thank you recently?
Which concept (kindness, being truthful, showing respect) do you need more time to explore?
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I really like this new series you’re doing this year. Thank you!
Deborah, thanks so much!
Since you’re asking…more on respect please! I am much thicker-skinned than my husband (being raised by a verbally abusive parent does that I guess) and offend him often, mostly unintentionally.
My best suggestion would be to read The Respect Dare and maybe ask a couple of friends to do the challenge with you. It takes ongoing practice to speak graciously and work through those hot spots with your sweetie. Paul and I had something similar because of family cultures. We had to learn what said respect to the other.