Tag Archives: Encouragement

Doing Good, Day 27

From the BHE archive:  We use the word “good” loosely in the English language. We say “good job” when someone has done a task well. We say “veggies are good for you,” because vegetables are beneficial to your health. We say “that house has a good foundation” meaning the house’s foundation is reliable and won’t …

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Gathering Together, Day 12

One of my favorite things to do is to sit around a table to eat, talk, and laugh for hours. Fellowship is so important in the Christian faith. It allows us to build one another up, relax, have fun, support one another, pray for one another, and to learn from one another. Fellowship is also …

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Words of Life, Day 6

I crawled in bed one night and Adam leaned over and whispered to me, “You’re awesome.” There was no special reason. He spoke these words just because. We didn’t have a conversation that followed. I did smile and say thank you, of course, because his words really blessed me. I fell asleep with such peace. …

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You Only Fail… Day 24

I remember when we were trying to write our wedding vows, Adam and I looked up examples. One of the things our small group leader shared with us included the lines “I pledge to be your wife, lover, friend, and cheerleader.” I remember thinking at first it sounded silly, but then the line grew on me. …

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Only in the Darkness… Day 23

I’ll never forget the night. I was a junior in high school at church camp. We gathered for campfire on the last night. People got up to give their testimonies and I felt God prompting me to say something. I didn’t know what, but I took a step forward. As I stood in line, I …

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One of the Worst Days, Day 17

When you walked down the aisle on your wedding day, were you thinking about your worst days ahead of you? The wedding day is the fairy tale, right, but not the day you’re puking up your guts because you have the flu and your husband has to hold your hair back? You dream of starting …

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The Wife Who is A Blessing, Day 27

Happy Thanksgiving! I know today is a holiday and I want you to spend as much time with your family as possible. Today’s challenge is super simple. Be a blessing. Proverbs 31:28 says, “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”  Bless your husband today with your presence, your beauty, …

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The Kind Wife, Day 24

I like to talk. A lot. I speak way more than my husband does. I enjoy communicating – as it was my major in college. I have a tendency to think before I speak. This is something I am working on because sometimes I don’t always say things to my husband in the best way. …

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Words of Wisdom: Christ Is Our Center

“What’s the password?”

This is a little tradition my grandfather has. When we are nearing the end of a phone conversation, he’ll ask this question and wait for our response. Of course, the answer is always the same…

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Labor of Love: 15 Last-Minute Romance Ideas

According to Forbes, “unhappy employees outnumber happy ones two to one.” In a 2013 poll from Gallup about the State of the American workplace, researchers found 70% of workers hated their job or were disengaged completely (and incentives or perks were little help if they were upset with management). With statistics like that, odds are your man could use some encouragement from his #1 cheerleader: you!

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Trading Distress for De-Stress

I am sitting in a car that is not my own. The vehicle is rocking back and forth like a carnival ride. Suddenly a familiar woman appears in the passenger seat and tells me to let go of the steering wheel, close my eyes, and breathe. The car doesn’t stop shaking at first but after I follow her advice, I find the car is still.

I walk into my childhood home where I’m greeted by two Christian women who have passed before me – my great-grandmother and my husband’s grandma. They are baking cookies in the kitchen. They are laughing and talking as good friends, even though they had never met. I keep asking questions in disbelief, trying to figure out what I’m doing here, who they really are, and where I am. The ladies just offer me cookies. I am told a friend who has also passed on is in the backyard. I ask if he is weeding, to which, my great-grandmother replies, “There are no weeds here.”

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Brag on Him!

People brag about their kids, accomplishments, careers, homes, and possessions but how many people do you read about bragging about their spouses? I am a happy wife with a great marriage and I think the world needs to hear more of this. The world needs to be encouraged that strong and good marriages exist. Today …

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Appreciating Your Man, Day 13

In the month of September, my home state of Colorado was hit with devastating flash flooding, mud and rock slides. It was all the news would play for days on end. Praise the Lord, our home wasn’t affected, but we heard of plenty of people who lost their homes, possessions, pets, and some even lost …

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Laying the Foundation, The Meat of Your Marriage, Day 7

Before I dated Adam, I suffered from iron-deficiency anemia. While I knew better, I rarely ate breakfast. Adam and I started doing breakfast dates together before classes. Within a week, I noticed I had more energy, I didn’t feel as tired, and I could concentrate better. I no longer suffer from anemia. In order to …

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Talk Him Up, Day 6

Back in October, my husband and I took a road trip with his parents to Nebraska. We planned to leave around 6 P.M. and my husband arrived home from work at 5:54. That’s when I discovered he hadn’t packed yet. Now before I go any further, I have to clarify something. My biggest pet peeve …

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Last Minute Encouragement: 30 Dates in November

November 1st is 2 days away – and the 30 Dates in November Challenge begins. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to read the introductory posts for this challenge – 30 Dates in November Revamped. It’s not too late to start and commit; that’s what I talk about in this post – Help! I …

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15 More Ways to Encourage Your Husband, Part 2

Make your house and your heart a home-base for your husband – a place he can always count on to be one of encouragement. This week, pick 1 of the following ways to encourage your husband for each day, or pick 1 and work on it all week, not because I say you should, but …

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15 Ways to Encourage Your Husband, Part 1

I often hear the phrase “encourage your husband” and I, myself, even say it. But what does it mean? What does “encouraging your husband” look like lived out? Dictionary.com defines encourage as this: “to inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence; to stimulate with assistance, approval, etc; to promote, advance, or foster.” This is one of …

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When’s the Last Time You Wrote a Love Letter?

I remember back in the early days of dating how many flowery text messages I’d send my boyfriend (now husband) nightly just before going to bed to make sure he knew just how much I loved and appreciated him. I remember picking up 99 cent greeting cards from the college pharmacy and penning my heart …

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Respecting the Marriage Bed, Part 2

Recap From last week’s post, Respecting the Marriage Bed, Part 1  Your husband thrives on respect. Men need to feel and know that they are respected. That’s the way they are hardwired. Ephesians 5:33 says, “…let the wife see also that she respects her husband.” As a wife, you are created to be his helpmeet, …

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