Using the Four-letter Word in Marriage

19 Jun

Gagged manI don’t know about you, but sometimes I have used a four-letter word in our home. When it gets said, it brings tears.  When it gets blurted out, it brings anger.  A word that while may be well-intended, does not bring positive results.  That four-letter word is… fine.

“How was dinner?”  “How do I look?”  “How do you like my hair?”  “How do you feel?”

In each situation, that little word can get me into some hot water.

I sometimes argue with her that it should be an acceptable response, but I have lost each time.  Mostly because my thesaurus defines fine as, “reasonable, okay, satisfactory, acceptable, and sufficient.”   I am not sure any woman really wants her appearance to be “adequate,” or for her hair cut to be called, “sufficient.”

If you are like me, you have a few go-to expressions, but it is important to have a few new ones, as sometimes our go-to’s lose their affect.  In an effort to bolster my vocabulary, and to help others who are addicted to this four-letter world, I did a search on some replacement words.  I hope this list will save you and her some unnecessary pain.

Alternatives to the word Fine

Good (with emphasis – as in You look goooood.), Hot, Smokin’, Pretty, Mighty fine (emphasis on might), beautiful, gorgeous, delightful, stellar,   jaw-dropping, attractive, cute, good-looking, lovely, stunning, charming, wonderful, magnificent, unbelievable, eye-catching, Immaculate, and priceless.

Hopefully there are a few on the list, that catches your eye, and sticks in your brain.  Be prepared for the question for the answer is important to her.

Proverbs 5:18-20

“May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer—may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love.”

May you take time to enjoy the beauty of your wife, and give her the response she deserves.

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