Encourage Your Spouse

Husbands & Wives Leading Meaningful Lives

2014 Equals 365 Days to Encourage Your Spouse

2014 Equals 365 Days to Encourage Your Spouse

Wishing you and your spouse a wonderful 2014 filled with Encouragement! Hello there! If you are new here, I invite you to subscribe for ways to encourage your spouse. Just look to your right and enter your email into the FeedBurner form! (you'll probably have to scroll up...) ...

Read More

The Secret to Our Happy Marriage

The Secret to Our Happy Marriage

This post is part of the Happy Wives Club Blog Tour which I am delighted to be a part of along with hundreds of inspiring bloggers. If you’re a blogger and want to join in, click here!   What makes a happy marriage? What would you say? Not easy to answer, is it? When each individual Husband + Wife is unique, … and then two individuals decide to dedicate their moments, hours, days, months and years to a life together, that’s...

Read More

Stop for 60 Seconds – Memories are Made in the Moments

Stop for 60 Seconds – Memories are Made in the Moments

You’re busy right now. I get it. There’s lots to get done and the clock is ticking. There are only so many hours in a day. I’m not trying add to your “to-do” list. Truly. But. Stop! Just for a moment. You can. Really. Stop for 60 seconds. And look around. See. Notice the beauty of this season. The ornaments – the details. Look into your spouse’s eyes. (Do you remember what color they are?) Take a few...

Read More

Your Spouse. A Gift from God.

Your Spouse. A Gift from God.

How will you encourage your spouse today?  Yes. I know. He/She isn’t perfect. But your spouse is immensely valuable. You could talk about the future with a hopeful attitude… Anticipation is good gift to give your spouse. What can you plan for the future that the two of you can anticipate? an adventure (big or small) an expanded and enriched intimate life a change in focus Hope is about what will be – what’s coming. We...

Read More

Encouragement is like a Muscle

Encouragement is like a Muscle

Think of encouragement like a muscle in your marriage. If you encourage often it becomes a strength in your marriage. Encourage Your Spouse with: HOPE for the future. FAITH in God’s promises. LOVE without condition. PRAYER to cover the little and big stuff. Taking ACTION as a supportive...

Read More

4 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before You Encourage

4 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before You Encourage

Encouragement definitely is  more than “rah-rah” cheer-leading… but it isn’t magic. Ever wonder why your encouragement isn’t making the impact you hoped? Here are four questions to ask yourself before you open your mouth, or take some action to encourage: 1. Am I pushing my own agenda… or blessing my spouse? Be honest here – we all have things we’d like to see happen, changes we believe will make...

Read More

Adventures in Marriage {5 benefits when you get out of your comfort zone}

Adventures in Marriage {5 benefits when you get out of your comfort zone}

These days we’re babysitting. Correction. Puppy-sitting. Our son and daughter-in-love have adopted a puppy. And by default, so have Robert and I. Our son has a business, and this dog is going to be his business’ mascot. (Once it learns to do its business outside!) Until that point, the puppy visits us in our home when Alex needs to be in the studio. Rob and I work from home. We’re kinda comfortable in our routine –...

Read More

Praying for Each Other: Start Small

Praying for Each Other: Start Small

I’m somewhat active on Twitter… however, not as faithful and persevering as my hubby. I do enjoy reading tweets. Why twitter? Because Tweets provide bite-size bits of thoughts to ponder. Start Small Sometimes… Sometimes an entire post – 600 words – is too much, it’s too rich, it’s too chewy, it’s too biting or sharp. A tweet with 140 characters can provide  just enough to prompt an action. Today I...

Read More

Adding Some Grace into Your Marriage: Book Review

Adding Some Grace into Your Marriage: Book Review

I’ve been carrying this book with me for a while It’s been: in the truck as we did errands in my bag as we went to Canada sitting on the table at my Mom’s diningroom in my lap-top case at a conference in Detroit beside the bed in the most comfortable hotel room I’ve had the pleasure to sleep in at the table after touring Bob Evans Homestead and on the couch in my sunroom You’d think I was just hauling it from...

Read More

The Tangy Taste of Encouragement – Take Action!

The Tangy Taste of Encouragement – Take Action!

Cooking is not my favorite thing to do. Like most married people, responsible for feeding the mouths in the house, I’ve perfected a few favorites. And when all else fails, there’s always sauce from a jar dumped over spaghetti. Yes – I can hear all you chefs, and cooks, and gourmet people who actually LIKE to cook gasping… There’s one glitch in my philosophy: My husband likes to eat! Robert is pretty easy to get...

Read More

5 Ways to Encourage Your Spouse

5 Ways to Encourage Your Spouse

… be encouraged in heart and united in love… 1. A Special Breakfast to Look Forward Plan a special breakfast with your spouse. In the next week – just the two of you – take a leisurely walk through the holidays. Decide how you’d like to celebrate. When, where, how and who. Add some new traditions – consider inviting others into your family circle to give thanks and rejoice… Hope comes from looking...

Read More

What we learned after 12 dates in 12 days…

What we learned after 12 dates in 12 days…

To celebrate the days between our birthdays, Robert and I decided to take on a dare from over at The Happy Wives Club.  Fawn’s post included 12 ideas, and we used those as a starting point and then improvised. (We marriage bloggers often write about ideas, and read about concepts, but putting our feet on the path our words lead us is another story…  that’s why we challenged ourselves with the 12 dates in 12 days.) We learned...

Read More

Click Video to Play!

Husbands & Wives

leading meaningful lives.

Inspire with Hope
Fortify with Faith
Foster with Love
Uplift with Prayer
Support with Action

Make this month FUN!

31 days of readings & challenges to help married couples rebuild intimacy, rediscover fun, & achieve great fireworks...

Instagram

Follow on Bloglovin

Archives

Christian Bloggers Association

What a Joy-Thank you!

Are You a Couple in Leadership?
Check Out LeadershipCouples.com

Happy Wives Club