30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge: Day 24

And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. (Eph. 6:4)

Children can be quite a challenge to the marriage relationship. A wise wife will support her husband’s leadership in the home as much as possible, and will praise him for his fathering skills. Negativity makes a man feel like a failure, and may make him to want to give up.

Does your husband discipline your children wisely? Does he show them love and encourage them? Does he take an interest in their activities and dreams? Does he spend time with them? Does he take part in developing their character? Praise him for these important life skills.

If you don’t have children, is your husband positive and encouraging around other people’s children? Let him know that you have noticed.

If your husband does not experience positive relationships with children, you will need to figure out why. Perhaps he had negative experiences as a child with his own parents, and needs to learn how to respond. Perhaps you can lovingly and patiently show him how to parent—while still maintaining his authority in the home.

If you missed any of the previous days, click here or on 30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge in the sidebar to catch up.

Yours for the celebration of marriage,


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4 thoughts on “30 Day Husband Encouragement Challenge: Day 24

  1. I actually started doing this after watching the movie Fireproof, and found a friend’s blog that was hosting a 30-day Husband Encouragement. Thanks so much for posting this and encouraging wives to hold their husbands up in respect, love, and honor them in every way.

  2. For us the the issue seems to be that my husband is so new to being a dad. Our boys are from my previous marriage and even after almost two years he still struggles to figure out what approach is best. He is still the best dad in the world!


  3. This looks very good and I will have to come back and read all of these when I have time. This whole aspect of respect is totally IT! I’ve listened to a book on CD by I believe Emerson and that’ really what a marriage is all about. Respect. If you respect your husband he in turn will respect you and LOVE just flows! I’ve changed how I approach so many things in our marriage and at first it was hard but then once I saw the results it was foolish to even think otherwise. And even down to interacting with the children. Great post and I will be back for more…I’m saving your link! Have a Blessed Christmas!

  4. My husband does such a great job with our kids. I probably need to praise and encourage him more about the great job that he does so that he knows I appreciate it. He is such a fun daddy and loves to just play with the kids and let them be kids. I am commenting on this post to also be entered into your giveaway. Thanks

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