"Behold you are handsome, my beloved! Yes, pleasant!..." Song of Solomon 1:16a
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 are 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 critizing 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 atttractive? 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? Strenght of character in a culture that lacks intergrity? Do you see at least a glimpse of that characteristic in him today? Whatever it is, tell him!!
Prayer for the day:
Pray that your husband will cultivate strong inegrity, and not compromise his convictions. Pray that his testimony will be genuine, that he will be honest in his business dealings, and will never do anything that her needs to hide from others. (Prov. 20:7; I Tim 1:5, 3:7; Eph 6:10-12)