Monday, April 27, 2015

Five Ways to {Practically} Encourage Your Husband

 
 
1. Help him.
Ask him how you can help him with the yard work, the finances, or his work load. Husbands have great responsibilities so showing him that you care and how you are willing to help him in any way will greatly encourage his heart. Pulling up weeds may not be your first choice but if it helps your husband, you are choose to say "I do" to him, all over again!
 
2. Pray with him.
If he is especially stressed or worried about something, pray with him... Right then & there! If he is having a great day, praise God with him. When I pray for my husband or when we pray together, it helps us focus on what's most important and encourages us to keep fighting the good fight.
 
3. Surprise him.
So often we, as women, want to go on dates that are fun for us. My husband doesn't mind going on shopping trips with me, but I know that he especially loves going to the movies. He sure loves his popcorn. Let your husband choose what you do one night or one weekend. Maybe even surprise him with something that you know he will love, like tickets to a sports event or a new video game.
 
4. Love him.
Kiss him extra long, laugh with him, give him a foot rub after he had a long day at work, smile at him, pack him lunch with extra chocolate, & don't forget to just simply LOVE him. If you two have children, it's easy to put your husband on the back burner. But by choosing to love him extra much will remind you why you fell in love with him in the first place. Unity is key!
 
5. Talk with him.
Communicate with him! Let him communicate to you. Be a good listener and really focus on how his day went, what bugs him, or what makes him really excited. Ask him questions. Tell him how much you love and appreciate him. Respect him in a conversation by listening more than just trying to prove yourself, especially when you both aren't agreeing. Reminisce on your past together and dream of your future together! And in the midst of it all, enjoy life together!
 
 
 
 
Be selfless. Choose him over yourself. And show your husband how much you care!
 
What else would you add to this list of ways to practically encourage your husband?
 
 
 


2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful, practical list. Thank you for reminding me that husband also needs attention every day.

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  2. I'm trying to get better at intentionally praying WITH my fiance instead of just FOR him...it's hard! But wow - is it powerful. Your list is great!

    Coming Up Roses

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