Hope is an option. Always. Even at the end of life – even in the darkest moment – even when disappointment follows disappointment…
There is always a reason to HOPE!
Here’s the simple answer: We serve The God of Hope.
How do you build this Value into your marriage?
Again. It’s a simple answer:
Spend time talking,
what the future could hold…
And then give thanks for all the blessings you have – right now.
- being consistent in your actions – builds hope
- feeling understood by your spouse – enriches hope
- feeling like you belong in your marriage – protects hope
- celebrating together – affirms hope
- expressing passion for future goals – brings vitality to hope
It’s your first line of defense and a tool in your arsenal to add courage into your spouse.
It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give your spouse!
From Robert’s list of 400+ Values words, here’s the definition:
Hope: – full of promise; a great expectation; to be optimistic
This value is also one part of Encouragement – I’ve been writing about it since I started this website. There are many posts focused on the topic of Inspiring with Hope…
This is the 8th of 27 posts about Values to enrich marriage. It’s an “A to Z” grouping of posts to encourage you and your spouse, that was sparked by a challenge on Instagram for the month of July 2016.
All these posts are under the category of “Family”. Why? Because your relationship as husband and wife has a greater impact on just the two of you… Everyone benefits – children and those you love, along with your friends – when you have a healthy, strong marriage!
Use VALUES – know your shared Values as husband and wife – and enrich your marriage.
Take a look at the other Values in this Challenge!
“A” is for Appreciation in Marriage. Includes a list of 5 ways to incorporate this Value into your marriage.
“B” is for Belonging – includes three ways to foster the Value of Belonging in your marriage. the Value of Belonging in your marriage grows. It grows till this person by your side becomes your first and last choice. This person with whom you share your life, is your favorite.
The posts in this series can be found on the PAGE – 27 Values to Enrich your Marriage (BTW – If you’re reading this post before the end of July 2016, then the page isn’t complete… I’m still writing! 😉 )