"Greet one another with a kiss of love." I Peter 5:14
Whenever I return home and walk in the door I am assured of a warm and enthusiastic greeting - from my dog!
What sort of greeting do you give when you see your spouse? Is your greeting as sincere and passionate as your family pet? Do you meet them with a smile, a smooch or a squeeze? Or do you have a complaint or a "to do" list awaiting them?
The greeting thing works both ways. Not only should you expect to receive a warm welcome when you return home, you should bring one with you. You can be the hugger even if you aren't the hugee! And you can give a smile and a kiss even if you don't receive one.
If your home is going to be a refuge and a retreat it must begin at the front door. When you are thinking right toward your spouse all day. If you are communicating throughout the day via texts, emails or phone calls, you will eagerly look forward to returning home. The greeting is set up by the events of the day. If you bring an occasional gift you will significantly increase your chances of getting a warm and romantic welcome.
Outward affection is an indicator of inward attitudes. Learn a lesson from your pooch. Practice unconditional love by way of a warm and sincere welcome. When it comes to giving your spouse a
gracious greeting - treat him like a dog!