Men are often told how much their wives need encouragement. And it is so true. Men are often exhorted to give encouragement to their wives. And it is always a need for us to do so.
But it is just as true that women need to encourage their husbands as well. A wife's words are a very powerful means of bringing either discouragement or encouragement to their husband.
Here are the words of one wife to her husband that were brought to my attention. Had to be a real encouragement to him!
"Let me count the ways that I love you in the midst of life!
You are my love
You love the Lord more each day
You are willing to keep trying
You put up with so much from a wife like me
You are forgiving
You desire to seek the Lord first
You love your family
You stay in touch with friends
You study to show yourself approved
You are persevering
You cast all your cares upon the Lord, and why wouldn't you do that?-- He cares for you
You are always willing to pitch in and help at home
You are willing to care for your children and grandchildren
You keep your hair combed
You remember to turn your socks right side out for the wash
You have lovely green eyes
You endure painful situations
You trust in the Lord with all your heart
You keep on trusting Him
You encourage others to know the Lord
You are willing to go to the ends of the earth to obey the Lord
You are wise with your time
and I will continue this list at another time...........................
Have a great night."
I have a feeling her husband was encouraged and more ready than ever to keep doing the things she mentioned.
Wives, encourage your husbands-- it'll do em good and they'll become better husbands and better men.
- Mack Tomlinson