When was the last time you went a day without water? Never! Right? Even after several hours, we can get thirsty and start scouting for what we know we need. In fact, when it comes to what our bodies need – not to mention the stuff we don’t need but want – we’re pretty attentive to ourselves, aren’t we? Well find a way to get those things!
Then, there are matters of the heart – the heart of your wife/husband. What do they need? Because, just like that glass of water you were searching for, your spouse needs something for his/her soul every day and you have the power to give it or withhold it. And, what is that? The powerful gift of loving words – words of affirmation.
Can you remember a time when you just couldn’t let the day pass without saying something positive to your husband or wife, building them up with encouraging, supportive words that came from your heart? Have your spouse’s needs changed since that time (for some, that time long ago)?
Here’s a secret: No matter how long you’ve been married, nothing has changed! Your spouse doesn’t just want to receive positive input from you. Your husband/wife needs to hear words of affirmation from you, every day. Just like your body needs water in order to thrive, your marriage needs positive words of affirmation.
This is the topic of the current FAITHFUL LIFE podcast – Marriage Weekend Edition: How to Give Your Spouse the Powerful Gift of Loving Words. Join us for the conversation and ask yourself, “Am I using this powerful gift in my marriage?”
Also, we’re announcing something on the podcast – and we need your help!
We’ve opened registration for the Jacobson Book Launch Team (which is a fancy title for “friends who will help us get the word out about our new books!”).
That’s right, we’re coming out with a set of new books: 100 Words of Affirmation Your Wife Needs to Hear & 100 Words of Affirmation Your Husband Needs to Hear. If you’re interested in the books and in hearing about the easy, simple, but highly effective ways you can help us tell people about the message of speaking powerful words of affirmation into the heart of your husband/wife you can learn more about the Book Launch Team here (and, we’re giving away some FREE digital copies so be sure to get yours!) www.FaithfulMan.com/launch
Matt Jacobson is a biblical marriage coach and founder of FaithfulMan.com a biblical marriage, parenting, and discipleship ministry providing written and audio teaching, as well as couples marriage coaching. He is the co-host (with his wife, Lisa) of Faithful Life Podcast and is author of the bestseller, 100 Ways to Love Your Wife. Matt is pastor of Tumalo Bible Fellowship and is married to Lisa, founder of Club31Women.com (they have 8 kids!).