How has your spouse complimented you – how can you compliment them?
I was paid an incredible compliment by my lovely DW yesterday that really blew me away. We were talking about our son and she said to me, “I want him to grow up and be like you.”. Needless to say this really meant so much to me and I’ve been thinking about compliments between spouses and how they can be so powerful.
So…what compliments has your spouse given to you that were meaningful?
One concern I always have with a praise type thread is that I know the weight of the hardship for so many is so heavy. I am hoping that even for people who are struggling that they too can remember back to an important compliment that their spouse paid them to think about.
Part two of this is to give a compliment to your spouse, whether you are having blessing or struggle, think of a compliment that is outside the box, outside the norm, something valuable, and bless your spouse with it!
DW has said that I am the man she dreamt of marrying. I know I have many shortcomings, but she says I am the man she had hoped for and after meeting me, I actually am the guy that she thought I was/would be!
I like to tell her that she is much more than I deserve!
DH texted me the other day while I was gone, and said he missed me and the house was too quiet without me! He rarely passes out compliments, so I was amazed and tickled! He also does not bother me while I am out with friends, so it was special that he actually did this time!
I will see what kind of rare compliment I can come up with for him.
My DW has always been great at laying down a sincere compliment. I for my part have sought to follow her example and compliment her looks, her work, like cooking, cleaning (she a stay at home wife), her ministries, etc. I like the fact that it slows my thinking down, it makes me focus on what is right and good, etc.
Mrs. Oldbear compliments me with her love and respect; often unspoken yet received by me with confidence and delight. She is my Proverbs 31 woman and I tell so . . . often . . . and others in church and private settings. She also hears my compliments, every day, on her appearance and character. Most important, we completely complement each other.