Do the privilege of honoring your husband in front of all your friends, family, and any human being. What an honor this calling of being a wife is. Speak of him with utmost respect.
"It is so nice to meet you, Natalie! Loren has talked so highly of you for months, and I have been dying to meet you. He talks as if you're the most amazing person to walk this earth."
First off, I am not the most amazing person to walk this earth. But do you know how esteemed I felt when two different strangers said these very same words to me? Can you imagine the honor that covered me, as I realized how highly Loren spoke of me? People were only familiar with the wonder-woman form of me because Loren chose to highlight me rather than focus on anything negative and annoying about me. He simply dismissed those facts and supported who I am being made into.
What if we as wives always did this for our husbands? How does your husband’s reputation fare among your friends? When you are out with the girls do you build him up or run him down? Think about this, this is huge.
Take heed: what you say about him, reflects on you just as much as on him.
“An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.” Proverbs 12:4
You know your husbands weakest weaknesses and his strongest strengths: will you choose to be his crown or his rotten curse?
We have been warned, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue...He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.” Proverbs 18:21-22
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” (Ephesians 4:29)
“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” (Proverbs 22:1)
Let us conduct ourselves in such a way that others will have no trouble understanding why our husband married us in the first place. I pray that we may be wives that honor our men.