by Ken Trivette

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Chivalry - No Knight Would Be without It (2 of 4)
Series: How to Be Your Wife's Knight In Shining Armor
Ken Trivette
Song of Solomon 4:7-15

A couple came upon a wishing well. The wife leaned over, made a wish and threw in a penny. The husband decided he would make a wish, too. As he leaned over, he leaned too far and fell into the well. The wife just stood there looking down into the well and then finally said, "Well, I'll be. It really works."

Husbands, let me ask you the same question that I asked you last week. Does your wife look at you as her knight in shining armor? Or does she have any wishes? I believe every wife wants and needs her husband to be her knight in shining armor, but unfortunately, that is not always the case.

Someone has said, "Every wife wants a husband who is handsome, understanding, patient and romantic. But the law only allows one husband."

Another has said that there are three rings of marriage. There is the engagement ring, the wedding ring and the suffering.

As I closed last week I spoke about the dubbing of a knight. Training usually began around the age of 7 where the son of medieval nobleman or knight would be sent off to serve as a page in a lord's castle. There he would learn horsemanship, archery, swordsmanship, and perform other duties around the castle.

Around the age of 10 they would graduate to Squires where they would concentrate on strength, fitness and skill with various weapons. During this time they would learn the chivalric codes of conduct of a knight, as well as care for the knight's horse, clean the stables, polish the knight's armor and maintain his weapons.

Then, after all these years of training, around the age of 21, there would be an elaborate ceremony in which he would be dubbed a knight.

As husbands, our goal is to be dubbed by our wife as her knight in shining armor. That is why I am taking these Sunday mornings during the month of June to talk to husbands about how to become your wif ...

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