Monday, April 4, 2011
A Challenge of Praise
Recently I heard the sweet Michelle Duggar say that we should be praising our children at least ten times more than we are correcting them. And our own sweet Mandy said the same thing in a Family Friday post. It has got me thinking. Of course I don't correct my husband, but I should still be praising him. I should be thanking him for the good he does and for who he is. I should be praising him in front of our children, our family and friends. I need to praise my man so that he can see how much I love and appreciate him.
Today I want to issue a challenge to you. A serious, no playing games challenge. Are you up for it?
I challenge you, no I dare you, for the next seven days, until the next Marriage Monday, to not say one negative thing to or about your husband. Only say positive, encouraging and uplifting things to and about him. That means no complaining to him for forgetting the shoes he left out or the dishes left on the counter. No calling your girlfriend and complaining because he was home late from work. Nothing negative.
Not only are you not to say negative things, but I want you to set a goal of praising him so many times a day. For example, my personal goal this week is to praise my husband at least six times a day.
"But my mouth would encourage you..." Job 16:5
Tell your husband how much you appreciate him going to work each day, for putting the lid back on the toothpaste, anything! Just praise him. Let your husband know your love by the kind and uplifting things you are saying.
Check in with us at facebook this week to let us know how you are doing in the Challenge of Praise!