Thursday, April 15, 2010

30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge - Day 10

Hi Ladies!  Here goes Day 10.  I really like this one...and I think Hubby will too!

Day 10 -

"Behold, you are handsome, my beloved!  Yes, pleasant!" Song og Solomon 1:16a

We all crave appreciation.  We want to know that we are valued and loved.  Early love letters probably reflected your admiration of your husband, but if you're not careful, your spouse will forget why you were drawn to him.  If you still have any of your old love letter, re-read them for clues to deepen your current level of appreciation for your spouse.

When we spend time criticizing our husbands, we lose time that could be spent admirning them.  As you consider various ways to encourage your husband, ask, "How can I admire him?"

Does your husband know that you think he is attractive?  What was one of the characteristics in your husband that first drew you to him?  Was it a physical characteristic, or something else?

Was it his gentle, compassionate eyes?  Kindness or concern for others?  An easy-going confidence?  A steadiness that comes from trusting the Lord?  Strength of character in a culture that lacks integrity?  Do you see at least a glimpse of that characteristic in him today?  Whatever it is, tell him!

2 comments:

Sarah Ann said...

This is such a great idea and I've loved reading these!!

mjellis said...

I'm so happy that you are enjoying them! Thank you so much for reading!