One Habit

May 16, 2011

in the generous life

A generous wife (thanks, Naomi!) shared an idea that I would like to pass on to y’all.  She is seeing a real change in her marriage because of one habit.

It’s simply the habit of appreciation. Every night before bed we need to tell our partner something about them that we appreciate–something specific related to a characteristic they exhibited in something they did that day.

Now that we both feel appreciated, we are so much more willing to be inconvenienced and sacrificial with each other. The things that would be points of contention before are less bothersome and don’t turn into major blow-outs when we are both assured that we are appreciated by our partner.

How simple is that and what a great tool to building intimacy and love.

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Tiffany Godfrey May 16, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Showing appreciation is a great tip. In addition, I think we need to know what words of appreciation our husbands will receive. This is why it’s so important to know your husband because the words that work for one may not work for the other. I also agree with you when you say feeling appreciated makes us want to go the extra mile.

Tiffany Godfrey, The Committed Wife

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