Words He Needs to Hear

As wives, we have immeasurable power in the lives of our husbands. Just like we need love, our husbands need respect and to know we believe in them. God created men with a need to have respect from their mate. In that respect, they also need our affirmation. Men need to know that they are adequate, that they are enough and that they are worthy of our respect.  We need to tell them how much we appreciate them.

Each time you give your husband a loving word of affirmation, you are valuing him. He will feel treasured, adored and he will thrive. But something even more amazing happens – when you verbally appreciate your spouse with sincerity, his value goes up in your eyes, too. You see him the way you are describing him and he becomes more and more valuable to you. It is a win-win situation. With more words of affirmation, love grows. Um, hello smokin' hot marriage!  When his woman is behind him, he will be able to take on the world.

I encourage you to praise him in front of your kids. First of all, remember your kids are learning what marriage looks like by watching you. They sure do need to see that their Mama appreciates and respects their Dad. It means backing him up when he’s made a decision (even if I don’t agree), it means not making a decision without talking to him first and it means speaking good about him even when he isn't around.  We need to teach our littles to appreciate how hard their Dads work to support and lead our households!

Each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. 
Ephesians 5:33

Let's help him take on the world today girls...

♥  Thank you for loving me.

♥  I'm am so glad to have you as my husband.

♥  I trust you.

♥  I am such a different woman because of you.

♥  Thank you for being such a great husband.

♥  I'm sorry, will you forgive me?

♥  Thank you for leading our home!

♥  I'm glad you're my best friend.

♥  Hey, the kids are in bed early. Interested? ;)

♥  You are such a great Dad.

♥  Sooooo glad you are MY man.

♥  I absolutely adore your heart.

♥  I love spending time with you.

♥  Thanks so much for doing that for me.

♥  I am more in love with you than ever.

♥  I love holding your hand.

♥  Our kids sure are blessed to have a Dad like you.

♥  You still take my breath away.

♥  You are exactly what I asked God for.

♥  I love you sooooo much!

I would bet when you shower him with praise, affirmation and kind words...you'll get the same in return! As I strive to live a surrendered life this year, I pray the Lord will show me ways to humbly submit myself to my husband, giving him the verbal affirmation he needs and deserves.