Thursday, August 4, 2011

Embarking on a challenge

I am ashamed to admit, my husband feels I don't respect him. This revelation out of him never ceases to leave me scratching my head. *I* feel like I respect him. Knowing he feels this way though, leaves me with the duty to make it a mission of mine for him to feel that I do infact fulfill his need for respect.

Here's when the challenge comes in.
Google is a great thing, I was literally able to type in "How to let your husband know you respect him" and get a plethora of answers. I came across a great 30 day challenge and am willing to see if at the end of my 30 days, if my husband has noted any changes.
It's safe to say he doesn't read my blog, so I will state here my goal is to NOT tell him that I am doing this challenge, to see legitimately if it works.

Anyone care to join me?
Anyone care to hold me accountable??
I will post each day what the challenge is for the day and hopefully after 30 days is up, I will have some results to report!

Here we go!

 Day One:

We're so glad you've decided to accept the "30-Day Encouragement Challenge" to
encourage your husband! Your decision means that you truly want to be a blessing in
your home. This challenge will also result in spiritual growth in your own life.
We'd like to encourage you to keep track of what God does in your marriage over this
next month. We hope you'll take time to share what God does in your home as you
bless and encourage your spouse.

"The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does
him good and not evil all the days of her life." Prov. 31:11-12
To refresh your's the 30-Day Encouragement Challenge...for the next 30
* You can't say anything negative about your husband your husband...or to anyone
else, about your husband.
* Say something that you admire or appreciate about your your
husband...and to someone else, about your husband!
To help you get started, have you ever thanked your husband for "choosing you" above
all other women? He found you attractive as a person, and appreciated you. Though
many circumstances in your marriage may have changed, let your husband know that
you are glad God led you together, and that you want to be a blessing to him for the rest
of your marriage. Let him know that he can trust you to be in his corner.
One of the best opportunities to express your gratitude is first thing in the morning. How
do you greet your husband each morning? Is he confident in your love? Give him a
"wake up call" that he'll never forget-a big "I love you" and an "I'm so glad I'm your wife!"


  1. I am joining you...and I started last night, because when we said family bedtime prayers, I thanked God for him choosing me...I will post tomorrow...and connect it to you. wonderful!!!

  2. You should read the book For Women Only (and Al should read For Men Only). It gives great insight into how men think/view things differently than we do. For example, women would say the most important thing in a relationship is to feel loved, but men say it's to feel respected. I have both if you want to borrow them!


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