Have you ever gone out with another couple and the other guy’s date starts making sarcastic comments about him, criticizing him, and cutting him down in front of you and your date?
It’s not a pretty sight. It’s awkward and does not make for a fun evening.
You can be sure if she constantly treats him like that while they’re dating, then if they ever get married, she will continue treating him that way.
Bottom line, it shows lack of respect, esteem, and honor. Guys, that’s not the kind of woman you want to marry. You don’t want to take someone like that to a Fourth of July picnic, only to have her start cutting you down in front of all your friends. You want to marry someone who’ll respect you and show you honor in front of others.
You want to marry someone you can trust, believe in, and rely on, and who’ll respect and honor you. Someone who’ll be an encourager, a comforter, and who’ll do you only good and not evil all the days of your life. The Bible says that kind of woman is “far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls” (Proverbs 31:10 AMPC).
The Take Away:
Take note of how the woman you’re dating treats you in front of others. Does she respect you and speak highly of you to others? Or, does she criticize and humiliate you in front of your peers? She may call it “joking around” and doesn’t realize it’s disrespectful and doesn’t promote a healthy relationship.