A good friend once told me “There is never a reason for anyone to be rude to you, Kim.” Wow, if only he would tell that to the rude people. I say Amen!
“He who blesses with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be reckoned a curse to him.” Prov. 27:14
Rudeness is disrespectful.
Someone said the other day regarding opening doors for women: “A great woman may be capable of doing a certain thing for sure, but a great man will not let her.” Many accomplished, intelligent, talented women still love a gentleman who opens doors, drives them to the door, hold their hand when stepping off something, and never lets them lift heavy objects. It is respectful and thoughtful.
IT IS RUDE TO ALLOW A DOOR TO SLAM IN ANYONE’S FACE AND MEN REALLY, DON’T WALK IN FRONT AND ALLOW A DOOR TO SLAM IN A WOMAN’S FACE.
Kendricks from “The Love Dare” states, “When a man is driven by love, he intentionally behaves in a way that’s more pleasant for his wife to be around. If a woman desires to love her husband, she purposefully avoids things that frustrate him or cause him discomfort. The bottom line is genuine love minds its manners. Good manners express to your wife or husband, ‘I value you enough to exercise self-control around you. I want to be a person who’s a pleasure to be with. The more respectful and honorable your behavior, the more attractive and romantically appealing you become to your spouse.”
“There are two reasons why people are rude: ignorance and self-centerdness.”
Kendricks Three Guiding Rules for Etiquette in Relationships:
1.The Golden Rule – treat them the way you want to be treated. Luke 6:31
2.No double standards – Be as considerate to your spouse as you are to coworkers, your boss, your minister, etc. (or more)
3.Honor Requests – Think about what your spouse has asked you to do or not do. If you don’t know…ask.
Challenge: Ask your partner to tell you the major things that cause him/her to be uncomfortable or irritated with you.
Just Be Nice…Why wouldn’t you?