Most of us are pretty decent encouragers. At least when we want to be.

We have uplifting words for disheartened people. We know how to support discouraged friends. We use kind words when our kids are struggling. Usually our encouragement comes natural, perhaps due to our God-given ability to nurture.

However, sometimes we fall short of encouraging the one person we should encourage the most — our husbands. I’m sure some wives have husband encouragement mastered, but short changing our man can be a temptation. Maybe because we see their strength and don’t think they need encouragement. Or maybe it’s because we see their flaws and don’t think they deserve it. Or maybe it’s just a matter of practicality — we feel pulled in so many directions and we simply forget.

But ultimately whether they need it or not, whether they deserve it or not, and even when we’re stretched too thin — we should make a habit of encouraging our husbands. And who better to encourage each man than the helper God picked for him (Genesis 2:18)?  Who better to deliver “gracious words” that are like “sweetness to the soul and health to the body” (Proverbs 16:24)? I know when it comes to my marriage, I want to be #1 voice of sweet, gracious, supportive words in my husband’s ears! And I imagine you do too.

Go to The Better Mom Blog if you’d like to read the rest of this article: 5 Ways to Encourage Your Husband


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