5 Ways to Affirm Your Man


What do the men in our lives really need to hear from us?

What can a woman say to the man in her life to make him feel GREAT?

Are there some awesome words and phrases she can use?

Absolutely!

What can a woman say to the man in her life to make him feel GREAT? Are there some awesome words and phrases she can use? Here are 5 very wise words from the best man in my life. I think you'll be able to easily use these AND enjoy the free "Affirm That Man Cheat Sheet" I've created just for you!

I asked my husband to share with me his answers to these same questions. 

He immediately gave me a list of 5 things he loves to hear and would love to hear more often.

I had to write as fast as I could write to keep up with him.

Within 10 minutes, I had an incredible list!

And, so, I offer you the wisdom of this great man I’ve lived with for almost 26 years now.

Here are 5 Ways to Affirm Your Man:

1) I Respect You!

“As a man, as a person, as a dad, as a husband, as you are – I respect and admire you. Click To Tweet

Even after all of these years, I still respect you.

“So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” Ephesians 5:33

–Women need love.

–Men need respect.

Here are some practical ways to communicate respect to your man:

  • Ask his opinion and listen to what he has to say.
  • Respond without arguing with him.
  • Don’t put him down to your friends.
  • Don’t belittle or make fun of him in public.
  •  Don’t belittle or make fun of him in front of the kids.
  • If you disagree, try to still treat him with consideration.
  • Speak highly of him to friends and family.

2) I Appreciate You!

“I appreciate you and who you are as a man of integrity. I am so grateful for who you are.

I am thankful that I am your wife/girlfriend.” 

Here are some practical ways to communicate appreciation to your man:

~ Come up with 3-4 things you really appreciate about your man.

His Sense of humor,

His Compassionate way of dealing with people,

His Honesty,

His Wisdom,

His Intelligence, or

His Strength

~ Tell him at least one of these attributes that you appreciate.

3) I Appreciate What You Do!

“I am thankful for all that you do for us – for working hard, for giving your best, and for providing for us as you do.

Men really like to be appreciated. It means a great deal to us.” Click To Tweet

Here are some practical ways to communicate appreciation for what your man does:

~ Use your words and thank him.

 ~Make a big deal in front of the kids for something he did.

~ Brag to his friends and your friends over something he did.

~ Give him a big hug and whisper your gratitude to him.

What can a woman say to the man in her life to make him feel GREAT? Are there some awesome words and phrases she can use? Here are 5 very wise words from the best man in my life. I think you'll be able to easily use these AND enjoy the free "Affirm That Man Cheat Sheet" I've created just for you!

4) I Love You!

“We like to hear it too.

We like to know that you love us!”

Here are some practical ways to communicate love to your man:

  • Give him lots of hugs and kisses.
  • Send him a nice note, card, email or text message.
  • Buy him a little gift that he will really enjoy.
  • Do some kind act of service for him – wash his car, make his favorite meal.
  • Spend time with him doing what he loves to do – go to a ballgame or an action movie with him.

5) I Think You Are the Best, and I Would Choose You if I had it to do All Over Again!

“I’m really glad that I picked you.

You are the best one, and I would pick you again.“

Here are some practical ways to communicate to him that he is still the best one to you:

(This one really makes me think of some old songs. Maybe you can use one of these titles to communicate your love).

~ “We’re still having fun, and you’re still the ONE.” Click To Tweet

 ~“You’re the ONE that I want.”

~ “I can’t stop loving YOU.”

~ “I will always love YOU.”

Many years ago, I was water skiing with two of my best friends. My dad was driving us around the lake on a gorgeous summer day.

At one point we stopped to rest and have a snack. As we paused, my dad started talking to us about boys.

We were all single at the time.

My dad teased us a little, and then he asked a very serious question:

“Isn’t there some guy out there that you girls RESPECT?”

I don’t know who my friends pictured when he posed the question.

But, when my dad asked that question, I immediately thought of Randy.

Randy was a single guy at our church who I thought very highly of.

Not long after that boat trip, all three of us girls were engaged; all of us married men that we really respected within a year of that day at the lake.

And, we are all still married to those same good men—after 25 years.

My man just happens to be named “Randy!” 

And, just to help you out…

Here is a free “Affirm That Man Cheat Sheet” that I’ve created just for you.

You can print it by Right clicking. Then, Save. Then, Print.

What can a woman say to the man in her life to make him feel GREAT? Are there some awesome words and phrases she can use? Here are 5 very wise words from the best man in my life. I think you'll be able to easily use these AND enjoy the free "Affirm That Man Cheat Sheet" I've created just for you!


So, what do you think??

~ What would you add to my list?

~ What does your man like to hear?

I always enjoy hearing from you!


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8 thoughts on “5 Ways to Affirm Your Man

  1. Melanie, what a great list of practical ways to affirm our men. They really need it so much, and we often get busy and forget to invest in our own most important relationship by offering words of AFFIRMATIOM! Pinning this today and sharing later this week!

    1. Thanks for letting me know, Heather.
      We all need encouragement to keep going strong in our marriage.
      I pray that you and your man will continue to love each other deeply~
      Blessings,
      Melanie

  2. Thanks for a great list of ideas to build up and encourage our special guys. Sweet story about the day on the lake with your dad! God has been impressing on me the importance of giving my marriage more attention as our youngest leaves for college. This will be very helpful!

    1. Thank you, Ginger!
      It does seem like there are seasons when we need to put a little more time and energy into our marriages. It sounds like you are heading into one! Hope you and your man will have much fun!
      I hear that the “empty nest” can be a blast~
      Melanie

  3. This is really a great reminder. My husband works in the oilfields in North Dakota and between dinner, our daughter and all of our other commitments, sometimes telling him he is a great man and a great provider is forgotten. Thanks so much for sharing this

    1. Hey Sarah,
      I’m so glad you stopped by today.
      I appreciate your kind words of encouragement.
      And, I do think your man will appreciate your good words! I don’t know a man alive that doesn’t like to be encouraged by his wife!
      You go, Girl!
      Blessings to you,
      Melanie

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