14 DAY RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGE DAY 5
CHALLENGE: TELL YOUR SPOUSE SOMETHING NICE IN FRONT OF OTHERS.
It only takes a second to say something nice so when it comes to our spouses, we should be making extra efforts to let our spouses know how we feel about them. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like the occasional public compliment. Even at work, when you’re sitting through that Friday afternoon meeting thinking about what you’re going to have for dinner and your boss recognizes you for something super awesome you did that week. Sure, it’s awkward and you never really know how to respond in those moments, but it still feels good to be recognized. Am I right? Praising your spouse in the company of others goes a long way. It’s kind of like having a witness to your awesomeness. Take for example receiving a bouquet of flowers at work. Isn’t it true that flowers are brighter and smell sweeter when you get them at work. Why is that? It’s because it adds credibility to the fact that you’re really the awesome wife you claim to be. But really, complimenting your spouse in public fills that natural human need of wanting to feel desired. As a spouse, it’s our job to make sure that need is met.
So for today, I thought telling your spouse something nice in front of others would earn you some brownie points.
Dear God, I thank you for using me in this space to encourage your people in marriage. I ask that you would help me to remember how important it is to acknowledge my husbands good qualities in public. Let me praise my husband for the little things and the big things he does. Amen
To be continued…
How to join? That’s up to you! It’s completely your choice how you participate in this challenge. Truly, what matters to me is that you are putting these prompts into action prayerfully and intentionally. I want you to see the fruits of your labor when it’s all said and done. Here’s how you can follow along: (1) Check back here to find the daily prompt along with my encouragement, prayer and observations from the previous day. (2) Check out my Instagram where you’ll also see the daily prompts and can engage other participants. (3) Watch the live Periscope episodes over the course of these 14 days where you’ll find me talking about my observations in addition to tackling a Marriage Conversations Topic. Finally, (4) you’ll find a video dedicated to this challenge, with all the details and each day spelled out for you. This is in case you’re catching this on the 15th day and you really want to participate. The beauty is there’s no such thing as a late start. Anytime is a great time to start doing these things in your relationships. #MARRIAGECONVERSATIONS