There are 4 weeks until Valentine’s Day so I thought it might be fun to do a little -
“Be My Valentine” ~ Marriage Challenge!
Each week the challenge will be the same – to praise, encourage, inspire, admire, build up, thank and appreciate your husband. But each week I will give you different ways to express your praise. Feel free to tweak it for what you think is best for your husband.
JR Miller writes “So it is in the dark hours of a man’s life, when burdens press, when sorrows weigh like mountains upon his soul, when adversities have left him crushed and broken, or when he is in the midst of fierce struggles which try the strength of every fibre of his manhood, that all the radiance and glory of a true wife’s strengthful love shine out before his eyes. Only then does he recognize in her God’s angel of mercy.”
Week 1 starts this Monday!
Week 1 January 21st - Look for ways to praise your husband verbally. Praise him in front of the kids, friends, family, co-workers, on facebook, tweet it – get praise out anyway you can! Try to mention something noteworthy he has done – in his role as provider, father, husband, lover, or friend. If the thought of trying to come up with one terrifies you, then pray right now that God will give you new eyes to see your husband as God does. Then open your mouth and say something kind and uplifting to your husband today and tomorrow and the next day until Valentine’s Day arrives!
Week 2 January 28th – This week we will be a little more creative with our praise. I will give you many ideas of fun things you can do to praise your husband such as surprising him with a love message on the mirror, using sidewalk chalk to write on the driveway, making a toast to him at dinner with friends etc. Get creative with your selflessness!
“When you touch your husband’s deepest need something good almost always happens!”~ Dr. Emerson Eggerich
If you are a blogger and you’d like to blog your way through this challenge – I invite you to “copy-save as” the button below and put it on your blog and then link-up below.We’d love to see what creative things you are doing or how your husband responds ! I will be pinning some of your posts to my “Inspiring Christian Wives” Pinterst page!
If you are not a blogger – leave a comment below to let us know that you are taking the challenge!