Wife, do you tell your husband you are proud of him? When was the last time you did?
Husband, do you tell your wife she is beautiful? When was the last time you did?
The tongue has the power of life and death, the Bible says. Let’s lift each other up with our words.
Wife, your husband will feel secure and significant, knowing that you are proud of him. Let him know that you are proud of him not only during successes, but most especially in failures. Hold the criticism, the “I told you so”s. I know sometimes this is hard, since apparently we wives are always right (hahaha), but this will teach you to trust in the Lord more. To pray. To be silent when your husband needs you to be. Hug him. You standing by him, being his number one fan no matter what, will encourage him to get back on his feet and keep going. Your support means the world. It will encourage him to keep giving his best.
Husband, your wife will feel loved and secure when you tell her she is beautiful. Mean it. Focus on a particular detail about her beauty, whether physical or internal. Change it up. Be creative. Find new beautiful things about her. Discover her. Tell her. This will teach you to step out of your comfort zone, to pause and reflect, and to be grateful for God’s goodness in your life. It doesn’t have to be cheesy. Trust me, I’m not cheesy either, though King often is (hahaha). Just tell her sincerely. Details help. So she doesn’t have to ask you why, and you don’t have to explain further either. Right? She will appreciate your appreciation of her, and you will put a smile in her heart all day.
The tongue can bring death or life;
those who love to talk will reap the consequences. Proverbs 18:21 NLT
Gentle words are a tree of life;
a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:4 NLT
Set a guard over my mouth, Lord;
keep watch over the door of my lips. Proverbs 141:3 NIV