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Get caught up with Robin’s jobs around the house, then enjoy our random topics.
It’s all about weddings, love, marriage, and real relationships. Quotes are from a web site, Wedding References, and the topics of marriage, love, and weddings are the main focus today. Some are humorous, some are poetic, and some can find roots in the biblical outlook on marriage. All have their deep meaning, and nugget of truth. We discuss them, but if you have some insight to what any of them mean to you, all you need to do is drop us a line. Comment on the Facebook groupp: HPNCast Community, write an email, or use our voicemail number: (401)7534844.
Robin’s recipe of the week is: Eggplant Parmesan. If you’ve never had eggplant before, this is a good one to start out with.
We give our trivia answer from last week. You know… the one that nobody responded to… Although it takes some time for us to remember what it was. Stay tuned for the word of the day, and the trivia question for this week.
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Join us at the kitchen table, slightly noisy refrigerator and all, and listen as we discuss a few basics of marriage. The topics work in any relationship as well. At home, with kids, parents, and even at work. After we get warmed up, we focus on 3 foundational points.
1. Be glad for what you have. Proverbs 5:18
Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
Sometimes a great start in the youth of life might lead to frustrations and problems later. Conflict is normal, and OK, as long as you work through it to grow together. Nobody becomes the grumpy one all by themselves. Both parties play a part over time to lead to where they are now. Can things be made the way they were? Possibly not, but at least appreciate where you are, and who you’re there with. Work to make the relationship the best you can make it. Remember the good times, and the good in the other person.
2. Be humble, not self centered. Philippians 2:3
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Be considerate of the other person, even when you don’t want to, but do it with a humble attitude. Be their number one fan. Listen to complaints, and show love. Identifying a problem is the key. Don’t worry about fixing things, just be sympathetic and patient. Rejoice in the things your spouse finds victory in. try to fix it in one sitting. There could be more than just the
3. Attitude makes the difference. Colossians 3:19
Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.
Being harsh might also mean bitter, regardless, tone of voice and body language speaks volumes over any words that are spoken. Say it, but mean it, and show it. Soft words go a lot farther than those said grudgingly. The kind of emotional love that makes a great romance fades. It comes and goes. Be a student of your spouse, and remember their good traits. Write them down, count them off, name them, but do what it takes to refresh your attitude, and get back to strengthening those bonds of that close relationship.
Robin also shares a recipe for Beginners White Bread. Listen for the recipe. Make it, and drop us a line to tell us how it worked out.
There’s no word of the week, but send in your answer to the trivia question.
What kind of animal did Esau hunt?
Note: Bible verses are from the English Standard Version (ESV).