This is a blog about how to encourage in marriage. Lori Ferguson writes most of these  blog posts.

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Email:  lori @ encourageyourspouse . com


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Robert and I are on an adventure – you can read about it at RobertandLori.com

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I also invite you to check out our business blog: LeadershipCouples.com/blog .

Robert and I write about couples in leadership positions – in their family, in business, ministry & non-profit.

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About Encourage Your Spouse

The basics?

Encouragement is made up of 5 aspects:  Hope, Faith, Love, Prayer & Action. To learn more go to the page “The Five Ways to Encourage”.


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Why encouragement?

Why am I thinking, researching, blogging, writing and reading about encouragement?

My interest started over 10 years ago.  I was reading some books on personal mission statements and decided to follow the exercises.

The end realization was that my greatest joy in life has been (and continues to be) giving encouragement.  Being positive.  A smile, a word, a card, an new concept offerred as a suggestion to a problem, a hug, a pat on the back, a celebration – they’ve all been things I’ve felt compelled to do.

From that first exercise to create a personal mission statement came the 5 actions.  Hope, faith, love, prayer and action.  That’s where my interest in encouragement began – encouraging those I love.

My interest grew into a passion when I realized husbands and wives with encouraging spouses had a greater sense of peace and purpose in their marriage.  Robert is my greatest encourager. And I try to be his.  I’ve found so many other spouses who also encourage each other – researching and hearing their stories has been very rewarding.

Did you  know there are over 100 synonyms for ‘encourage’?



This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. I always give my honest opinion, findings, beliefs, or experiences on topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.

This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, I will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.  There are affiliate links on this blog.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This policy is valid from  April 23, 2011.


  1. Hi Lori,

    I responded to your message at Comeback Woman and if I can do anything else, please let me know! WriteON!

  2. Hi Lori!
    “Rubies and Rewards” has just nominated you for a Liebster Award. I love your blog and have been inspired by your posts. This award is given by bloggers to fellow bloggers as a way to spread the word about blogs that we love and want to share. Check out my site on Wednesday 11/30 to see more about it and how you can nominate your favorite blogs!

    Lindsay@Rubies and Rewards recently posted..What In The World Does Liebster Mean?My Profile

    • Thank you so much, Lindsay! I truly appreciate your kind words. :-)

  3. Hi Lori!
    I am sooo glad that I found your blog. Really appreciate your heart of encouragement! I thought that you might be interested in my site, because we are BIG believers in encouragement! We believe that encouragement can change a life. We offer hand designed, unique, quirky, fun , fresh cartoon style Christian greeting cards. We design for Christian Moms, Sisters, those in ministry, those in need of a smile! We offer an exclusive line of College Mom cards for Moms to continue to encourage their kids while they are away from home. We are dedicated to giving away 25% of our profits to ministries that help people, domestically and internationally. Please do visit our site, as I would love to hear your comments!
    Blessings and thanks for your heart,
    Lori Wallace

  4. Lori,

    Thanks for stopping by my place. So glad Jill’s message spoke to you. What a wonderful site you have here (& hubby’s too) with so much relevant information for the things we struggle with. I just bookmarked in favorites.

    Kim Adams Morgan recently posted..Abide in MeMy Profile

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