I'm watching a Joel Osteen message this morning. He's talking about expressing love to your spouse/family/significant people DAILY. The words we use are like glue - it sticks. I talk about this in our Arkham Executive training, Messaging By The First Power. All the messages we receive are an element to our "WHO" - the who we are.
Admit it, you like to hear good things about you from your spouse. It's like cold clear water on a hot day when a wife hears, "Honey, you're beautiful." When a husband hears, "I'm proud of you," it fuels his tank to keep going.
Women - don't withhold the blessing of good words to life up your man! Tell him you are proud of him, that he's handsome, that you appreciate and love him. He NEEDS it!
Men - be intentional with your wife! Tell her daily how beautiful she is to you, how much she is worth to you, how you admire her. She NEEDS it!
Being intentionally positive with your words to each other can transform your marriage. Be consistent. Daily. You will be surprised to find even more treasure in each other.
Why am I sharing these thoughts? Because I LOVE to hear the good things. I don't have a husband or even a boyfriend, so when I get that from people who aren't in my inner circle, I try to cling to it as long as possible. I don't hear it on a daily basis unless I tell myself. And the cats aren't much help. I have seen many relationships fall apart because of lack of good communication. I don't want that for you. Be intentionally positive and daily with your words. It takes practice. NOW is the best time to start. Go. Tell your wife how beautiful and valuable she is. Go. Tell your husband how amazing and handsome he is. Go. Glue some glitter into your words!