Friday 5: How to Encourage Your Spouse Today

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  1. Pray with them–whether it’s before you head out the door for the day or before you fall asleep, take a couple minutes to go before the Lord together. Ask your spouse how you can be praying specifically for them today.
  2. Make a meal for them (breakfast in bed, pack a delicious lunch, have their favorite dinner waiting for them when they get home)
  3. Write a special note/email saying what you love about him/her. Be specific–what’s stood out to you lately about your spouse that you’re grateful for? How have they served you? Loved you?
  4. Read a part of a devotional or scripture together (we use Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening, reading the morning devotional at breakfast and the evening at dinner)
  5. Surprise with a gift–something they’ve been eyeing, that would help with a hobby, etc. It doesn't have to be expensive– maybe a $5 Starbucks gift card for them to go have some alone time one day, a thoughtful card, their favorite notebook, make one of those inexpensive Sharpie paint pen mugs... the options are endless!

There are so many ways to encourage your spouse today. Many of you may be familiar with the book The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. What is your spouse's love language? If you haven't read the book, I recommend you do! It is definitely a little on the cheesy side, but the principles are very helpful. Figure out your spouse's love language and intentionally do one thing that speaks love to them today!

For Jordan, I'm surprising him with one of his favorite breakfasts that I haven't made in awhile, fruit crepes. I'll be out of town tomorrow so I've prepared food for him for the weekend and wrote a little note as well. None of this cost me any extra money but is such an easy way to bless my husband!

What are you ways you seek to encourage your spouse?