It’s interesting – when I step out on the deck in the early morning, the horses come to the fence.
They expect something good from me.
What do I do?
I feed them carrots, pet and pat them, and praise them softly.

Those actions aren’t over-the-top, amazing and outstanding… they’re just ways I show the horses how much I like them.

That’s what encouraging is about – it’s taking action to give your spouse good things.

  • new ideas to “chew” on when confronted with challenges
  • a comforting or soothing touch to show your love
  • and words of praise for their good qualities

When your spouse sees you first thing in the morning, do they anticipate something good?