Last Updated on March 23, 2018
My dear husband celebrated his 62th birthday this year. It is such a milestone that I wanted to acknowledge it. In author Gary Chapman’s bestselling book “The 5 Love Languages” I’ve identified words of affirmation as my husband’s love language. So I sat and wrote down 62 reasons why I love, honor, and respect him. Frankly, I thought it would take a lot of work but it was hard to keep the limit to 62. Here is an excerpt:
- You are teachable and relentless to teach family values and character
- You are calm in the face of adversity
- You are a brother who never tires of love
- You are a quick with tears when God’s grace and mercy is evident
He was overwhelmed and I was inspired by his response that affirmed all that I wrote.
This Father’s Day I am writing down things why I love, honor, and respect my 2 sons and 2 sons-in-love as fathers to my grandchildren. Our family is so blessed to have 4 courageous men nurturing the next generation.
Recently I saw, for a second time, the movie “Courageous.” The movie is about men that challenge and inspire other men to honor, love, and respect their role and responsibility as husband and dad. It makes courage a statement of intense value for the man willing to step up and be a real God fearing man of love, respect, and provider for his family. “Courageous” is a real tear jerker!
I believe my men deserve the title, Men of Honor!
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Karen Loritts has served alongside her pastor husband in ministry for over three decades as a teacher, mentor and international speaker. She served as the keynote speaker for the True Woman conferences held by Revive Our Hearts. Karen is a mom to four and a grandmother of 8 who continues to host Grandparent Camp each summer in her home. She is a Founding member of a community outreach program that gives away thousands of dollars each year to those in need who are working towards a better future. Karen has been a mom for 40 years and she and Crawford have been married for 42 years.