Oh did I type that outloud?
My husband deserves respect.
Not just mine, but yours as well.
Because I respect my husband, I demonstrate my love for him through my actions, by my choice of words, and with the clothing I wear, the way I walk, how I smile, even by the tone of my voice – and my behavior.
And therefore, you will too.
You may not touch me.
Nor will you text me inappropriate thoughts, feelings, pictures, or remarks.
You do not have my permission to email me or contact me in any other social media context that would make my husband question your motives.
Never will I allow myself to be put in a situation where someone – anyone — would question my behavior.
Nor will I ever put my husband in a situation where he would have to defend my behavior… let alone my honor.
My husband is my beloved.
My beloved is mine and I am his.
He has my heart –
He also has my body.
Therefore, the way I speak, behave, think, and make my appearance – and who I chose to be called my “friend”, is all because of my love for him and no one else.
It is not for you to question – nor is it for you to understand.
It is what it is, and what it will forever be.
And it will be respected – and in turn will be, therefore, respectable.
Well said, Holly.