One of the things I love about Facebook is seeing how spouse’s honor one another by speaking highly of them in daily status updates. I thought it would be encouraging to all of us to read the ones I’ve found especially uplifting as of late. After you read these, why not write one of your own to your spouse in our comments? What a positive way to communicate the joy it is to love one another in all seasons of marriage life, and how glorifying it is to God to make much of our marriage for all the Facebook world to see.
- Today celebrates 7 wonderful years with the greatest woman I have ever known. [To my wife] you are kind, generous, funny, charming, beautiful, and a wonderful wife and mother. My girls and I couldn’t be luckier you said “Yes” all those lifetimes ago..
- Tonight the boys were both laying on me as we were getting ready to pray. Dan asked each of us what we were thankful for & I didn’t even have enough words to express my gratitude for that moment – a husband who loves the Lord & loves me (still boggles my mind), two sweet boys cuddled up on their Mom, our health, our jobs, our home, our Savior… Wow!
- Huge family reunion dinner – 60 people, most of whom I cannot name. Sitting with the prettiest girl in the place (his wife.)
- I’m glad we didn’t listen…Look at what we would be missin’
- Just got home after a 13hr day at work and studying for his CPAT exam for standards tomorrow. He takes care of me as im throwing up and takes care of dinner. Baby is getting one amazing dad #blessed
- My wife is hot. Literally! In this heat she fixed the spark plug connection and cut the grass for me. #bestwifeever
- 8 years ago today I married my best friend. I love doing life with you and I am ready for another 60 years with you Happy anniversary my man. I love you.
- My sweet hubby put all the left overs away, washed all the dishes and cleaned the whole kitchen! How lucky am I?!
- I love how he (her husband) enjoys grace. and lives it.
- Grateful for my husband today. He works hard even when it’s painful, is cheerful when he has every right not to be, and loves and serves us when he’d rather be resting. His hope strengthens me. I love you, babe!
- Finally, we want to end with a video that is precious. Grab a tissue though, you’ll most likely need it! Notice how this dear husband looks in his wife’s eyes at the end. ♥
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Thanks for these suggestions! I love honoring my husband through fb. I know when it’s especially effective because all our friends start virtually groaning in the comments over our ooey gooey love. But, their teasing doesn’t dissuade me from shouting to the world that my hubby really does it for me in every way. Great reminder that we can post love notes anywhere!
Pearl, You are so right. We shouldn’t be dissuaded from displaying our honor and appreciation to our spouse and to God for what He has done. It magnifies everything that God loves about the marriage relationship.
Blessings to you,
I love it when I see it from others, and I try to remember to DO it often! And like Pearl, it’s so funny when the groans from friends and family start up… Calls to “keep that mushy stuff to yourselves!” get a simple response from me – “Change your stinkin’ thinkin’!”
Sunday mornings as I’m preparing to lead worship at our church, I’ve usually got my in-ear monitors plugged into my ears by the time Tiffani comes up to give me a kiss right before service starts – yes, in front of the whole church. Then our soundman starts talking into my ear – “Hey get a room!” and I look back at him, smile really big, and shake my head NO! All the married couples in the church need to see this!
I’m all for honoring my wife – in public, in private, on Facebook, in church… wherever! And I will always encourage others to do the same.
Thanks for the great reminder!!
Great example, Jason. Thanks so much for honoring your wife the way you do. I pray many will be encouraged to do the same as a result of your example.
My Husband And I Continually Try To Recognize One Another In A Positive Way On Facebook Daily. It Is Nice reading Others Who Also Do The Same.
Thanks for providing such an example. May those who know you be encouraged in their own marriage to do the same.
Here’s what I posted last night in accompaniment with the following link (the article is outstanding and you will understand some references I make to “ordinary,” “teenagers” and the airport quote after you read the article): “He’s just walking by me to get in the driver’s seat of the old mini van. Driving the family home from an outing. They teased me because I was driving to get there and made several wrong turns. So Daddy gets the driving home assignment. He’s almost past me when he suddenly leans over and suggests, “You wanted to kiss me, didn’t you?” The oh-so-ordinary sparkles for a moment. My love life is satisfactory, not because he chased me down in an airport to stop me from getting on a flight, but because he’s a long-distance runner and he knows the meaning of endurance! Teenagers don’t know satisfactory: how could they understand the magic of a kiss stolen in the dark beside a dented old chariot filled with noisy (and probably grossed out) offspring?? Ha, ha ha…. Boring indeed! Not with Kenn Miller. ♥♥♥ (http://lisajobaker.com/2013/07/when-you-think-your-love-story-is-boring/) [We’ve been married 15 1/2 years with 6 kids ranging in age from 14 to 4. And I love to honor my husband on Facebook! 🙂 ]
It’s so funny that you reference Lisa-Jo Baker’s post because after I wrote today’s post, I found her excellent post shared by a friend on FB. I’m linking to it on our Happy Hour post this Friday. Isn’t that funny? I had to read your comment twice because I couldn’t figure out how you knew about her post already. I guess good writing gets around fast on the internet, and this post is simply perfect!
So glad to hear you’re embarrassing your teens in a good way. They’ll never forget it, even if they think it’s gross!
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Today’s FB status: Back from a great visit to see family in TX for a week. When I returned, my husband baked brownies, covered one with warm fudge sauce and chocolate ice cream, and served it to me. Does this man know what makes me happy or what?
I think what your husband did is so sweet–in more ways than one. 😉 I, too, love brownies like that, so you’ve made my mouth water for a nice chewy brownie! So glad you had a great week in Texas and ended it with a treat from your hubby.
This is too coincidental. I just last night (Monday) posted the following to my FB. (My sweet husband doesn’t do computers. LOL) .Have I said lately what an awesome man I am married to?? Not only does he work a million hours a day but when he got home he let me finish watching “The Bachelorette”. And to top it off he didn’t even crab that I made our chicken pot pie with gluten free Bisquick instead of the pie crust he really likes!! He is so good to me!
Great job! And it’s even more so knowing that your husband isn’t even on FB. You did it specifically to brag to others about HIM. Love it!
Personally, I don’t like to see people bragging about their relationship on FB. Quite often for others who aren’t in such “great” relationships with their spouses, it cuts right to the bone and magnifies the fact that their relationships are not as they should be. It also magnifies the loneliness and makes people feel like they are alone in their feelings.
It’s one thing to brag about one another’s accomplishments, it’s completely another to brag about what a great spouse you have.
Just my opinion.
I understand where you’re coming from and that there are couples who say things in a way that makes one feel as you say, “like they are alone in their feelings.”
However, we can’t neglect honoring our spouse in public for fear or concern of making others tempted to compare what they are lacking. The Bible encourages us to rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. I would hope that hearing of another marriage prospering in ways mine isn’t would lead me to rejoice with them while at the same time compel me to work all the more diligently – either through actions or petitions to God – to see my marriage grow and change. In the same way, your comment makes me aware of my need to empathize with those who are in a season of “weeping.” Every marriage, no matter how good it is right now has had times of great trouble. And if they haven’t they can be sure they will at some point.
I so appreciate your honest comment. It’s good for us to all remember when we are honoring our spouse that we remember also those who are struggling.
perhaps if you tell a person you love and appreciate them when they do something good, they may try to do it more often.
Excellent point. Most of us aren’t wired to see the good as quickly as we see the bad. This takes God’s help to see and lots of practice!
I love to write my thoughts for my wife through poetry, and telling it to her so the whole world hears, fills me with so much joy ‘cos I know she deserves it all and then some…here it goes:
I prayed to God for so long
Asking for wisdom and understanding
Because I knew that what it took
Would in the end be so rewarding
God replied, “No, child
I won’t give what you think is just abstract;
Therefore all that you’ve desired
I’ve packaged inside ANITA
You is wise, you is kind
You is thoughtful, yes, were hard to find
You is understanding, you is adorable
You is the only one, all else is deplorable
I may have had a first love,
Thank God I lavished it only on you!
My One and Only….
What a beautiful way to express your love for your wife. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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