May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 (NIV)
How are you doing with your commitment to say only good things about your wife and to others about your wife? Did you catch yourself starting to say something negative and then stopping? Did you falter and let something slip? Did you have a thought about your wife’s actions or attitude that would not be pleasing to your spouse or to God?
Recommit yourself to the ground rules of the 30 Day Challenge:
- You can’t say anything negative about your wife . . . to your wife . . . or to anyone else about your wife.
- Say something that you admire or appreciate about your wife . . . to your wife . . . or to someone else about your wife every day.
In fact, let’s go one step beyond recommitting to the ground rules and intentionally say something positive about your wife to someone else while she is listening. I am not talking about mere flattery; I mean a real, honest compliment that will tell someone else and your wife how much you appreciate her.
You do not have to come up with something new that you’ve never thought of, although there’s nothing wrong with that. You can choose one of the items from Day One or from the list of chores that your wife normally takes care of and tell someone how your wife makes your home and your life special when she can conveniently “overhear” what you are saying.
After she gets over the surprise, you will see a smile on her face you haven’t seen in a long time.
If you missed any of the previous days, click here or on 30 Day Wife Encouragement Challenge in the sidebar to catch up.
Yours for the celebration of marriage,
P.S. If you are working on this challenge, leave a comment to let me know how it’s going.