"10 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. 11His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven. 12His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set. 13His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh. 14His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires. 15His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. 16His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem Song of Solomon 5:10-16 (King James Version)
Criticism leaves scars; but encouragement can bring healing. Remember that today as you focus on you "30-Day Encouragement Challenge."
Almost nothing is as devestating to a man as the belief that his wife finds him repulsive. Sadly, many women unwisely criticize their husband's bodies.
Have you ever considered how wonderfully God designed men and women? No matter how a man looks - by the standard of the world - a loving God designed them all, and they are all 'beautuful' in His sight. Encourage your husband today by praising his uniqueness.
As you look over yur husband's body, from the tip of his toes to his bald or bushy head, thank God that your husband is 'wonderfully made' , then admire your husband verbally. (Strong arms? Hairy chest? Firm hands? Rugged chin? Wide shoulders? Compassionate eyes? Broad smile?)
Prayer for the day:
Pray that your husband will be patient and a man of peace. Pray that he will not give into anger, but will allow the Holy Spirit to control his responses. (Rom 14:19. Ps. 34:14)