I use the acroustic DREAM in the book 31 Days to a Happy Husband.  This week we’re on R for Respect. 

Part of showing respect to your man is listening to what he says and following his lead (submission).  I got a lesson in showing my husband some respect from an unlikely source:  a taco.

We were headed to a Mexican taco paradise to celebrate my mom’s birthday.  We were supposed to leave at 4:00 but we didn’t get motoring until 4:30 pm.  To make things worse, the gas light went on.  James grabbed the car manual and I assumed he was trying to check how many miles we could drive with the gas light on.

I started to say, “Dear, I really don’t think we should get on the freeway with the gas light on…” but he stopped me from talking.  He put up his hand (“Silence!”).

Of course I wanted to keep talking (don’t we all?).  I was going to chew him out for not stopping for gas and for pushing the limits…

James flipped through the manual, not to check about the gas gauge, but to take cash out of it for the gas station.  He knew what he was doing all along.  I just needed to keep my mouth shut and let him take care of the problem.

So on the way to tacos, I learned a valuable lesson:  Sometimes it’s great if I just shut my mouth and allow James to handle the situation.

Many times we women have to put in our two cents, after all, we are that brilliant!  But as actor Kevin Sorbo said in my book, “You don’t have to flex your intelligence all the time.”

Sometimes submission…is just quiet.

What do you think?




Arlene Pellicane

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