Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Husband Encouragement Challenge Day 26

As part of a challenge to become a better wife to my husband, I signed up to receive emails. These are reminders and concrete things that I can do to encourage my husband. Some are simple, some are more difficult, but the biggest challenge is working it in to everyday situations and making it natural. But even an unnatural encouragement is worth the time to make... Learning so much from this exercise.
Day trip to a small coastal lake, circa 2001. Ah...back before wrinkles. =D

Day 26
"And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men." (Luke 2:52)

If you have faithfully encouraged your husband, you will no doubt have seen some changes in his life . . . and your own life, as well. Encouragement is a wonderful habit that we hope you will continue for the rest of your life.

The important thing is to keep growing in Christ and obeying the Word of God as you respond to your husband. As you consider today how to bless your husband and not tear him down, think of ways that you can encourage balance in your home.

Jesus led a balanced life. He grew mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. As you see your husband branching out in these areas, is there a pattern of growth? Is your husband striving for balance in his life? If so, let him know you have noticed, and ask how you can further encourage that balance.

If your husband is out of balance--focusing on one area to the exclusion of the others, consider whether there are things you can do to help restore or create balance in his life. Can you encourage times for sports or exercise? Keep the children quiet for a study time? Invite friends over for dinner? Stimulate his mind?

Be sure you are working toward balance in your own life, as well. Be an example!

1 comment:

  1. Love this picture! Thanks for your sweet comment this morning Raina. Made my day. Yes, the kids love the decorations. I'm not so good with holidays though. Especially St. Patty's day. :) How does your husband feel about this Husband challenge thing? He is one lucky dude! What an awesome wife he has!


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