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Etiquette Between Husbands and Wives


Let the rebuke be preceded by a kiss.
Do not require a request to be repeated.
Never should both be angry at the same time.
Never neglect the other, for all the world beside.
Let each strive to always accommodate the other.
Let the angry word be answered only with a kiss.
Bestow your warmest sympathies in each other's trials.
Make your criticism seldom, and in the most loving manner possible.
Make no display of the sacrifices you make for each other.
Never make a remark calculated to bring ridicule upon the other.
Never deceive; confidence, once lost, can never be wholly regained.
Always use the most gentle and loving words when addressing each other.
Let each study what pleasure can be bestowed upon the other during the day.
Always leave home with a tender good-bye and loving words.

-Hill's Manual for Social and Business Forms, 1888

1 comment:

Sarah Jane said...

I love this Amy! I need to print this out, frame it, and stick it someplace noticeable. :) How much easier a marriage could be if one would only stick to this ettiquette guideline - which are backed up, nearly all, by Scriptural prinicples as well. Thanks for posting this!!!