3 Ways to Show Appreciation to the Man in Your Life

One of the great challenges for women of all ages it to STAY grateful to & for their men. Here are 3 Ways to Show Appreciation to the Man in Your Life. #relationships #marriage #appreciate #show appreciation

Have you ever looked at two people and wondered how they ended up together?

How did they become a couple?

What drew them to each other?

One of my good friends loves to ask women this very question about their men,

“What was it about your man that made you fall in love with him?”

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One of the great challenges for women of all ages it to STAY grateful to & for their men. Here are 3 Ways to Show Appreciation to the Man in Your Life. #relationships #marriage #appreciate #show appreciation

3 Ways to Show Appreciation to the Man in Your Life

It’s such a good question!

I’d like to pose it to you today.

If you and I were to sit down over a cup of coffee, I might ask you:

-What drew you to your man?

-What made you interested in him?

-Was there some quality in him that you instantly admired?

-Did he make you laugh?

Appreciation is a HUGE deal to our men!

Huge!

Our guys love to be appreciated—especially by us!

And, if you are like most women, you could use a little assistance in this area. It doesn’t always flow naturally for us.

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To help you, here are 3 ways to show appreciation to the man in your life:

FirstConsider all of the things you admire and appreciate about your man.

What made you like him?

When you think about the first time you met, what made him stand out to you?

Maybe it was:

  • His Sense of Humor.
  • His Compassionate Way of Dealing with Other People.
  • Maybe it was His Honesty.
  • His Wisdom.
  • His Intelligence.
  • Or, His Strength.

When I think about my man, there were things I noticed right away that attracted me to him.

Truly, he was a gentleman, always opening my car door. I liked the way he treated me with gentleness. His kindness made me feel valued.

Also, he was madly in love with Jesus and faithfully serving in our church.

Additionally, a trait that appealed to me was his fabulous sense of humor. He still makes me laugh all the time!

*Relationship Appreciation Challenge – Think back to those early days. What made you crazy about your guy?

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SecondWrite them down! Make a list of these things that you love, admire, and appreciate about your man.

Take a few moments to create a list of admirable traits in your journal or on your phone.

These are strengths and traits that you admire about your man as a person.

Read over them often. This will help you to appreciate him more!

Consistently, add to the list. Thank God for this man and these qualities.

*Relationship Appreciation Challenge – If you were to write down 5 traits that you admire about your man, what would you share?

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Paul, in Philippians 1:3-4, tells the church:

“Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. 

Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy.”


One of the great challenges for women of all ages it to STAY grateful to & for their men. Here are 3 Ways to Show Appreciation to the Man in Your Life. #relationships #marriage #appreciate #show appreciation

Finallytell your man at least one of these attributes that you appreciate daily.

Verbalize these things that you have been thinking about and listing.

Text your man.

Write him a note.

Brag to the kids and to his mom. (Or to your mom!)

Open your mouth and speak words of gratitude to your man!

*Relationship Appreciation Challenge – How might you verbalize your appreciation for your man today?

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The Rather Ugly Truth

I’m not sure why, but as we grow older, it’s very easy to begin to focus on all of the negative things about our men.

As we age, we often get grumpier, more hormonal, and less grateful.

In addition, we can begin to grow very unhappy with our marriage relationships.

To combat this, you and I must begin to be proactive.

We must WORK AT appreciating this man God has given to us.

In fact, I think many women could save their marriages and make life so much better if they’d begin to be MORE grateful and LESS grumpy!

Today’s challenge for you and for me is to fight that tendency to become a grumpy, discontented, unhappy, older, married woman!

Who wants or needs that?

I think many women could save their marriages and make life so much better if they’d begin to be MORE grateful and LESS grumpy! Click To Tweet


Could you use a little more Marriage Advice?

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One of the great challenges for women of all ages it to STAY grateful to & for their men. Here are 3 Ways to Show Appreciation to the Man in Your Life. #relationships #marriage #appreciate #show appreciation

One of the great challenges for women of all ages it to STAY grateful to & for their men. Here are 3 Ways to Show Appreciation to the Man in Your Life. #relationships #marriage #appreciate #show appreciation

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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-

6 thoughts on “3 Ways to Show Appreciation to the Man in Your Life

  1. Love it Melanie! My man is so good to me and I do not tell him or brag on him enough. He is truly what’s best for me, and God knew what He was doing when He blessed me with my husband. I am forever grateful. Now, I just need to make sure my husband knows it💛

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