Here are seven uplifting verses you can share with your spouse for friend.
You are Loved
Never say goodbye if you don’t say, “I love you.” Those three words may be the most important words in our vocabulary, particularly to our spouse. Sometimes we get in a hurry and say, “Love you” but it seems to be richer and fuller of meaning when we intentionally say; “I love you.” Can anyone really ever hear that too much?
I Appreciate All You Do
Whenever our spouse hears our words of appreciation, it’s an acknowledgement to them that we don’t take them for granted. It’s so easy to just settle into our daily routine and not take notice of all the things that our spouse does every single day. Tell your spouse that as often as you can, and they’ll not feel like they’re being taken for granted.
The two tiny little words, “thank you,” are such a powerful way to make someone’s day. One of the sins mentioned by the Apostle Paul in the New Testament is having an ungrateful or unthankful heart, and when we fail to say thank you, we are failing to be thankful for all that our spouse does.
What would I do without You?
I love the question, “What would I do without you,” because it makes the person feel so valuable and cherished. Try to think about what life would be like without your spouse. This might make you appreciate them even more.
You’re the Best
I frequently tell my friends, “I married up,” and I mean it. I think I got the better deal than my wife does, and so I try to tell her, “You’re the best,” but I also brag on her in public too, but I also yearn to hear those words, and even though I don’t hear them at all, it doesn’t mean I can’t say them.
Can I help You?
What a generous thing to offer when you ask your spouse, “Can I help you?” Don’t just say it; mean it! I love that when someone asks me “Can I help you,” so even if you’re never asked that at home, try to take the initiative and ask, “Can I help you?”
You Look Nice
I would adjust this for the women to say, “You look so beautiful” and for the men, “You look so handsome.” Try to find something specific to mention about your spouse’s looks and tell them, “I love your dress/shirt,” or whatever else you notice, but don’t forget to tell them how nice they look.
I don’t hear “Thank you,” “You’re the best,” or “I appreciate you” at home at all, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t say it. Unless we are willing to make the first positive move by telling our spouse thank you, you’re the best, and other encouraging words like these, we can’t expect to hear them spoken to us.
May God richly bless you,
Pastor Jack Wellman
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