Sunday, April 20, 2008

Husband Encouragement Challenge-Day 10

Day Ten: We all crave appreciation. We want to know that we are valued and loved. Early love letters probably reflected our admiration, but if we're not careful, our spouse will forget why we were drawn to him. If you still have any of your old love letters, 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 admiring 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 in 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!: I fell in love with Eddie because of his beautiful, kind heart. His heart shines with so much love, and compassion for others. He loved my momma, as if she were his second momma. He treated her with such gentleness when she became so ill. I watched my husband pick up my mother, and carry her out to our car, because she was too weak to walk. When we got to the hospital, he carried her into the hospital, and lovingly placed her in a wheelchair. That is one of the many reasons why I love my husband. Please always bless over him Lord.

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