My 3 boys and I

April 23, 2008

Day 12: 30 day husband/partner encouragement challenge

Filed under: 30 day husband/partner encouragement challenge — by my3boysandi @ 2:33 pm

“With all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love.”

Eph. 4:2

Part of the difficulty you may face as you continue in this 30-day challenge to encourage

your husband is that you really are struggling to find positive things to praise. Perhaps

the problem is not with your husband. Have you checked your own heart?

Sometimes we get disillusioned because of our own unreasonable or unrealistic

expectations (Prov. 13:12). It may not be that our mates are doing something wrong; it’s

simply that we expect too much in some areas.

Our expectations must be met in God alone, and then we will have the right perspective

to ask God for the healing and grace we need to respond to others.

How sad that we give more grace to others than to those in our own homes.

Today, try to look at your husband through eyes of grace. Verbally thank your husband for what he

is already doing.

Today Our Home schooler had to get a tooth pulled out at the dentist it had an abscess on it. Anaesthetic doesnt seem to help my poor boy. He was in a lot of pain. He was very upset. I tried to console him and didnt seem to be getting very far. Mr Wonderful talked to him in his room where he came home to lie after it. After a while they came out a bit happier and he ate his lunch which Mr Wonderful had got for him from subway. I asked Mr Wonderful what hed done. I tell you my boy had been so upset. Mr Wonderful wouldnt tell me, just said to remember he was good with kids and had the “magic touch.” All I know there was a big difference and I thanked him 🙂



  1. Oh Boy. I hadn’t realized that that I was guilty of giving more grace to others than to those in my own family. I guess I have something to work on. Thanks for the encouragement in this post.

    Comment by Ellen — April 23, 2008 @ 6:17 pm |Reply

  2. That was really nice.

    Comment by denise — April 23, 2008 @ 6:28 pm |Reply

  3. I think Dad’s can be so much better in those situations. We moms tend to empathize so much and dad’s tend to help them focus on something else.

    Comment by Melissa Markham — April 24, 2008 @ 12:56 am |Reply

  4. gosh mr wonderful is a gem! Can I borrow him when my daughter goes to the dentist?

    Comment by Amy — April 24, 2008 @ 8:00 am |Reply

  5. thanks Denise

    i dont know what he did but it sure made a difference Melissa

    LOL yep 🙂 Amy

    Comment by my3boysandi — April 24, 2008 @ 8:23 am |Reply

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