Sacrificial Love

Guys, how did you tell her you love her? Some of us are worse at that than others.

I came across this from a woman’s perspective. Here are three sure fire ways to say ‘I love you’:

The teacher in our adult-education creative-writing class told us to write, “I love you” in 25 words or less, without using the words “I love you.” She gave us 15 minutes. A woman in the class spent about ten minutes looking at the ceiling and wriggling in her seat. The last five minutes she wrote frantically, and later read us the results:

• “Why, I’ve seen lots worse hairdos than that, honey.”
• “These cookies are hardly burned at all.”
• “Cuddle up—I’ll get your feet warm.”

OK that’s the woman’s perspective. It isn’t so simple when you are a guy. Try to say, “I love you” with a gift, and you can blow it big time. Especially when you stray outside the secure world of perfume and flowers. I’ve given my share of loser gifts.

When I was littl,e I gave mom a vegi-matic. You know, from “Ronco.” She never used it. So we did. It was really hard to clean. Once I gave Amy a set of shutters for Christmas. Shutters.

We were talking about this the other day, and guys started to share. One said he’d given his wife a vacuum cleaner. Great idea. Guys love tools, and a vacuum is a sort of tool. He said his wife wasn’t impressed. But the worst I’ve ever personally heard was the gift Tommy. I’m only going to use first names because I don’t want to embarrass anyone. Tommy gave his new bride Janie a set of bathroom scales for Christmas. That is the all time worst. Not only is it practical but it implies something a man should never imply to his wife! She wasn’t impressed!

Sometimes men, its hard to say what we feel isn’t it?

There is a universal expression of love. Sacrifice. You want someone to know you love him or her, Sacrifice. It is the language of love spoken in every country.

(John 15:13) “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

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