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"Let him labor, working with his hands what is good . . ." (Ephesians 4:28b)
We are all accountable for the things we say, both negative and positive words. Have you embraced the challenge to speak only positive things to your husband and to others about him? Here's a suggestion that touches the core of your husband's world.
Some women take their husband's career for granted, and they show it in many ways. Do you "dump" on your husband at the end of the workday, or do you strengthen and encourage him with your words? A wise wife will make her husband feel that she values and appreciates his work. Let him know that you are glad he is a hard worker. Take opportunities to praise his diligence and resourcefulness to others.
If your husband is out of work, unable to work, or refuses to work, you'll need to be more creative. Praise him for a character quality that you see in him that would be a vital part of a successful career - such as persistence, decisiveness, strength, an analytical mind, organizational skills, good with people, good listener, determination, etc.
*Today was a wonderful time to practice this, although I know I need to do it every day! Charlie received a raise yesterday!!!! Praise God!!!!! He was SO happy and felt appreciated and validated through his work which is always nice to see. I plan on doing something for him this week to celebrate his success; maybe cook him a nice steak dinner or get a babysitter and go miniature golfing? Anyway, I am SO blessed to be married to such a wonderful people person. Charlie makes friends in any situation and this helps him tremendously at his jobs. I am proud of him because he does it without comprimising himself. He has integrity. And for that I know the Lord will truly bless Him.
Please join in this challenge if you haven't yet done so, it will truly strengthen your marriage!!!!