Freedom to Fail

March 31, 2011

in the generous life

Give your husband the freedom to fail.  Instead of responding with condemnation, try offering encouragement and praise.  It takes courage and effort to try something.  So he failed (it happens to us all).  With encouragement it is less likely to derail him and it will help him face whatever new challenges come along in the future.

Failure is an event, never a person.  William D. Brown

Be generous!

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Jamie Allen March 31, 2011 at 5:32 am

I love this! I have a dreamer husband and for too long I used to deter him and tell him to get his head out of the clouds! However, the last year, he has become more driven to achieve the goals he has for our family and for himself and my encouragement (at least I think) of those dreams has really enriched our marriage!!!

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Rachelle March 31, 2011 at 7:07 am

This is a great reminder! I have a visionary husband who has so many ideas and goals… it’s scary at times. Sometimes I want to just shut him down when I feel overwhelmed. But without purpose he wouldn’t be the man I love!! Thank you for affirming that I need to meet each vision with trust that God has our lives under control – that way I can let my man live life to the max and be all that God wants him to be… and I won’t be weighted down by fear or weighing him down with my doubts in the process. I’m purposing to be trust God more and fear failure less.

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