5 Ways to Encourage Your Man


It was one of the most unusual moments I can remember in our entire marriage.

My husband and I were driving home from a trip and spending much time in the car.

I decided to pose a question to him about one of my upcoming blogs.

Our men need to hear positive things from us just as much as we need to hear good words from them. Why not look over the list and get some ideas today?

I asked him:

“Honey, I’m writing an article about ‘5 Things That Every Husband Loves to Hear.’

Do you have any suggestions for my article?”

  • He didn’t blink.
  • He didn’t stammer or stutter.
  • He didn’t pause.
  • He didn’t even take much of a breath.
  • My very laid-back, calm, easy-going, slow speaking husband from Texas didn’t hesitate.

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 25 years now.

Here are 5 Things That Every Man A LOVES to hear from the Woman in His life:

1) I Respect You!

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

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.

You can read the rest of this post today at “Missional Motherhood” where I am sharing as a guest.

You can get there by clicking HERE.

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Also, there’s a sequel to this post.

You can read it by clicking on this title: “5 MORE Things Every Man Wants to Hear.”

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For more info on COMMUNICATING with your man, you may want to check out one of these great relationship resources:

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs by Emerson Eggerichs

His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage by Willard F. Jr. Harley

His Needs, Her Needs for Parents: Keeping Romance Alive by Willard F. Jr. Harley

Understanding the Male Temperament by Tim LaHaye

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Blessed wife of Randy for over 25 years, mom to two great college students, blogger, women's ministry coach, speaker and author who is amazed by God's grace-

10 thoughts on “5 Ways to Encourage Your Man

  1. That wedding picture of you and Randy is so cute! I love this post. I know my husband appreciates it when I say these things to him!

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