My Husband Blesses Me

August 13, 2010

in the generous life

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again ~ speak positively of your husband, both to his face and behind his back.

I have a friend who does this well and, IMO, it’s been a great benefit not only for her marriage, but in creating a pro-marriage atmosphere among her friends.  And, of course, her husband feels greatly loved when he hears that she has been speaking well of him.

… practice the grace and virtue of praise.   Harriet Beecher Stowe

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Rebecca Finch August 13, 2010 at 2:40 am

Agreed agreed! I’ve heard some ladies make one or two negative comments to me about their husbands and I can’t tell you how just those few things out of all the wonderful things they say about them has affected my opinion of their spouses.

I look back at my childhood and note that the way my parents talked about certain people had everything to do with what I thought of that person. Our first baby is on the way in the next month or so, and I’ve always determined in my heart that when we had kids that I would speak nothing but praise to them about they’re Daddy. In fact, I can’t wait to tell my son what a wonderful man he has for a Daddy. Something I long to do for my husband.

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Tracy August 13, 2010 at 6:44 am

The only catch to this is that my husband doesn’t like me “bragging on him” too obviously. I speak well of him all the time, but even a gentle praise can bother him sometimes. He’s very sensitive to other people’s marital problems and sometimes feels if we are being too generous in our speech towards each other, it can make people feel badly for what they are missing out on (something I’ve found to be true in a couple of friendships). So I’m 100% behind this idea, but just find with my husband, it has to be very gentle praise.

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