"Love My Way, It's a New Road"

Bind us together, Lord, bind us together
With cords that cannot be broken
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together
Bind us together with love

Bob Gillman

What is true love? Yesterday I listened to an example of true, romantic, long-term love during a sales podcast by Zig Ziglar. If you are in sales, you have heard of the Master Salesman, Zig Ziglar. I listen to his podcasts in the car frequently and I love them. Zig grew up in Mississippi and has the drawl, rhythm and story-telling prowess of a Southern Baptist preacher. Since I grew up in the South, I consider this my spiritual moment because Zig was a very devout man. I digress, let’s talk about Zig and his wife, Jean.

I’ll put the link to the podcast that the end of this post, but Zig starts out with some gentle pokes at his wife. He calls her the Red Head during these podcasts, but at home she is Sugar Baby. That right there tells you something. He said she is in the MasterCard Hall of Fame and bought herself a car that gets 19 malls to the gallon. I love corny humor like that.

Then he gets serious. They have had “54 honeymoons” and 27 years of it were difficult due to money issues. He had some tough times when the power was turned off, the car was given back to the dealer – real serious problems. But not once did Red Head do anything other than encourage and believe in him. She would say, “Tomorrow will be a better day.” He clearly gives her full credit for being a major part of his success.

What are the keys to their success? He had a couple of great tips.

  1. They never called each other dumb, stupid or say “that was an idiotic thing to do”. They always respected one another.
  2. They always have quiet time together just the two of them.  A cup of coffee in the morning with nothing special to talk about — just spending time with one another.
  3. He recognizes that men and women are different. He said that women resent it when you ignore them all day and then give them “that” hug when the lights go out at night. Here is a conservative Christian man telling people that you need to court women in the front yard, the front porch, the living room, etc. You need to hold their hand and put your arm around them. You need to tell women that they are beautiful and do things for them. He gave the example of always opening the car door for her. He said she is perfectly capable of opening the car door and does it quite well, but he opens the door to remind him how special she is to him. AWWW.
  4.  Zig said that the greatest thing a woman can do for man who is down in the dumps is to come onto him strong. Make him feel irresistible and it will set him on fire. Zig was doing a lot of hinting about great sex and how to get it. I found it absolutely utterly charming.

At the end of the day, it is about respect, kindness and consideration by both. If you want a 10 minute respite from the world, listen to my man, Zig.  Oh, and no video link.  I thought I would be asking for trouble to link to a Christian hymn….he, he.

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Comments on: "Bind Us Together With Love" (2)

  1. Will Carrier said:

    Perfect post. Love this!

    Liked by 1 person

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