Are you thankful for your spouse? Do they know it? On Thanksgiving this year I made it a point to tell my husband that I was thankful for him. I expected him to just say “Thank you and I am thankful for you too”. But of course he didn’t! 🙂 He asked me why. So I got to tell him several of the reasons why. I told him because he was thoughtful, considerate, ambitious, cute, smart, and Loving…and many other reasons. He seemed pleased. 🙂 It was an unexpected but nice window for me to tell him things I always think of and appreciate daily about him. I do not always tell him though.
It is important that we verbalize what we think our spouse should already know. We think our spouses should know that we Love them…but we should not stop telling them “I Love you”. The same goes for other things… telling our spouse they are attractive, smart, thoughtful, etc. The world is full or negative words, things, images and so on. We should be the positive words in our spouses life. Your spouse should be able to know that whatever you say to them you say out of Love. That is what the Bible says to do right? We are supposed to speak the truth in Love.
Make the effort to speak on your own. If your spouse has to prompt you to tell them they look nice or that they are smart…it is still good to hear but loses some of its affect because it was not a voluntary act.
Today, make the effort to speak positive words into your spouses life. What area of your spouse’s life do you think you can help encourage them in? What would you tell your spouse if they asked you why you were thankful for them? Once you figure it out…TELL THEM!