February 21, 2014

in the generous life

Last night I was cold. I just couldn’t get warm. My sweetie handed me this warm afghan that I have tucked in the corner of our bedroom (Widget appreciated the afghan too).

It was a simple thing, but such a welcome comfort (and that’s no small thing).

In what ways can you offer comfort to your sweetie?

a shoulder rub
a warm meal
a quickie
a dry off after a shower
a helping hand when he’s tired
a hug or two or three

Look for ways to bless your husband with comfort.

Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food.  Sandra Lee


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FarAboveRubies February 21, 2014 at 6:26 am

I use the word “outbless” often. I looked up the word “outbless” and it’s in the Collins English Dictionary. The definition is: to exceed in blessing. I like that. It’s the kind of approach I use in my marriage daily. Can you imagine what would happen in a marriage where each partner tries to outbless the other throughout the day or night?

I can tell you what has happened with us, with this outbless approach. I just shared with my hubby your list of ways to comfort your sweetie. When I mentioned, “Helping hand when he’s tired” he lit up like a Christmas tree. I already know that his love language is acts of service. Mine is physical touch. God has blessed us with self employment. I work for him all day long. He sees my acts of service all day long. The more I try to outbless him, the more he blesses me with physical touch. It’s a win-win all around.

I will continue to try to outbless my hubby everyday. The result is, that it always bounces back to me. The list of comforts you mentioned got us talking again about what he prefers. I have known his preference for a long time. We work together like a well oiled machine. I do this by putting the “outbless” principle to practice. It’s just my way, to offer comfort to him.


Hannah February 21, 2014 at 7:03 pm

I love all of the above ideas. Everyone needs a little help relaxing every once in awhile, and the “comforting” doesn’t have to be elaborate. Sometimes Adam and I just find it comforting to be in each other’s presence without needing to be “doing” something together or even talking. What a great reminder to bring our husbands comfort!


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