Encourage Your Spouse

Husbands & Wives Leading Meaningful Lives

How to Lean on the Value of Trust in Your Marriage

How to Lean on the Value of Trust in Your Marriage

Where does trust play a part in your life’s story? In your marriage? Trust means having faith and confidence in a person or plan; allow without fear. Here’s a story of an amazing couple who embraced this powerful value: A young man. A young woman. Engaged. We don’t know much about the birth of either the man or the woman. We don’t know exactly when either one died. We do know he had royal blood, and was a direct descendant of a...

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How to Know the Good Reasons for Marriage

How to Know the Good Reasons for Marriage

What are the good reasons for marriage? No matter how long you’ve been married – whether your marriage has been smooth sailing or you’ve been smashed down by tsunami-sized waves, time and again… just consider: For what purpose is God using you and your spouse – today?   There is a purpose. There are good reasons for your marriage. I’m sure of it! Our...

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Gentleness – It’s the Strong Value Your Marriage Needs

Gentleness – It’s the Strong Value Your Marriage Needs

Gentleness may not be what you think it is… or it might even be more than you believe. It’s never weak. And it can be found in every great marriage. Possible in every marriage. There are lots of head-strong, forceful individuals who are married. Sometimes both husband and wife are considered strong, driven, decisive, and goal oriented. Why would they want to incorporate gentleness into their marriage? Isn’t...

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Who is the ideal person to encourage your spouse?

Who is the ideal person to encourage your spouse?

The ideal person to encourage? It’s YOU! Maybe you’ve forgotten how important you are, as her husband – as his wife… Who is the ideal person to encourage your spouse? It’s not his mom. It’s not her employer. It’s not his buddies… or her girl-friends. In marriage – who is the ideal person to encourage your spouse? You are! Yes.  You. You are the ideal person to give...

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Expand Hope for a Strong Future in Your Marriage

Expand Hope for a Strong Future in Your Marriage

What role does hope play in your marriage? Do you talk about the future with your wife or husband?  Some couples have many decades logged in their marriage journey – and they’re planning and hoping for more. Others may be at the beginning of their marriages, and their struggles and triumphs are spread out in front of them, yet to be experienced. Where are you? In those beginning years? A decade or two? Five or more decades of...

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Gratitude in Marriage

Gratitude in Marriage

When was the last time you expressed gratitude in your marriage – and said, “Thank you.” to your spouse? Gratitude in Marriage Gratitude. Thankfulness. It’s important to tell your spouse how thankful you are. Sometimes we’ll say, “Thank you.” to a stranger, before we’ll say it to our spouse! This is number 2 of 101 phrases to encourage your spouse – see the video of Alex and Alisane saying...

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The Value of Respect in Marriage

The Value of Respect in Marriage

In your marriage, do you respect your spouse? And if you do – how do you show it? The Value of Respect As a value, Respect has three powerful components:  an attitude of admiration or esteem; courteous regard for others; and deference. These components aren’t mutually exclusive, but they can be embraced individually or together. In a marriage, respect can show up in different ways: When a husband or wife openly admires or...

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I Love You

I Love You

Encouragement is simple. It’s about painting a picture of hope for your husband or wife, when the current view is dismal. Encouragement is using your faith in God’s goodness to strengthen your spouse’s faith. It’s loving – without condition, or prerequisite – regardless if you receive anything in return. Encouragement is praying for – and with – your spouse, raising your voices as one… to...

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How Can Your Spouse Encourage You?

How Can Your Spouse Encourage You?

Hello – It’s Lori!  ~  I’ve been writing about encouragement, here at Encourage Your Spouse, since 2007.  I’m so thankful you’ve been reading the posts, and all the emails where you’ve shared your story. Moving forward, I’d like to take the topic of encouragement in marriage a little deeper – a little more specific… but I need your help. How can your spouse encourage you? Click To...

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Tasting a Daydream

Tasting a Daydream

Do you and your spouse share a daydream? I’m so happy to introduce you to Amy Dickerson. She says about herself,  that one day she realized her cooking had hijacked her social media accounts. She was forcing herself not to post stuff about food on her Facebook every day, and her personal journal had become the annals of her culinary journey. After that self-realization it was only a short jump, skip, and a hop to starting her...

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Love is Kind

Love is Kind

How can love be kind in this busy, noisy, stress-filled world we live in? Life is busy – there’s lots to fit in, isn’t there? Maybe we’re a bit brusque – abrupt, short-tempered, or terse with those we love. Maybe. Sometimes. Not because we don’t love our husbands or wives but because… How often do you consider your spouse, and decide to be kind? Why? Because Love is Kind. 1 Corinthians 13:4 Kindness...

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Patient Love

Patient Love

Love is patient. No hurrying. No worrying. Just waiting. Tamping down the questions - smoothing out the concerns - holding fast in patience. Not every season is about action. Sometimes love is best shown – and given – by being patient. Click To Tweet Think of those bulbs under the ground – we don’t see the flowers at first, just green shoots. Think of babies growing under their  mommy’s heart – nothing to...

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We invite you to receive emails to encourage you – we write at least once a week on a topic which we hope will encourage you in your marriage, and enrich your lives.

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