Monday, March 10, 2014

Marriage Monday: The Grateful Wife {Link up}

Welcome back to Marriage Monday!  I'm so glad you've joined me as we focus on strengthening and promoting godly marriages, both in our nation and in our own backyards!

Since the beginning of the year we've been looking at various characteristics of the godly wife. Last week we focused on the humble wife, and today I want to take a look at the grateful wife.

Gratefulness requires humility. A proud person always expects something more or better and finds it difficult to be truly grateful for what he or she has been given.

Gratefulness is the art of letting others know how they have benefited your life. It is taking the time to let someone know that you appreciate the little (and big things) they have done for you. This can be done through words, a note of gratefulness, a little gift, or other creative ways. Use your imagination!

Quite often, we wives take for granted the things that our husbands do for us.  When was the last time you paused and thanked your husband for the sacrifices he makes for you and your family??

A grateful wife is very attractive to her husband! 

Also, because a thankful spirit produces joy, a grateful wife will be happier with herself and life in general!

A grateful wife finds ways to let her husband know how much she appreciates him and the things he does for her each and every day!  My husband does many things to bless me, yet I often forget to thank him.  :( How about you?  

Here are just ten things that I am grateful for about my husband:

  1. He faithfully goes to work day after day, whether he feels like it or not.
  2. He is honest and a man of integrity.
  3. He is trustworthy and keeps his word.
  4. He loves and serves God and attends church with us regularly.
  5. He regularly makes sacrifices for the well-being of his family.
  6. He is merciful and compassionate and looks for ways to help those in need.
  7. He does all the driving when we are together, so I don't have to!  :)
  8. He makes sure the van has gas, the right amount of air in the tires, and other such things when I'm about to go on a trip.
  9. He makes a Costco run for me once a month.
  10. He loves my parents and is committed to helping them however he can as they get older and face health challenges.
Theses are just a few of the things I could thank my husband for!

I encourage you to start making a list of things about your husband that you are grateful for.  Your list can include both who he is (his character) and what he does (his actions).  Don't just make a list and keep it to yourself -- share it with him!  :)  

Your Turn to Share:

I'd love to have you share one or two things about your husband that you are grateful for!  Please leave a comment here on my blog or over on my Facebook page, so we might all be encouraged! You may also email me at if you wish to share a private testimony.

If you were blessed or encouraged by this post, please consider sharing it with your friends on Facebook or other social media sites.  Thank you!

Link up:

I'd love to have you link up your blog to mine!  Please link up any past or present posts related to Christian marriage.  Don't forget to link back to my blog!  Thanks!

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Beth said...

It's so important to spend time each day thinking about what we're thankful for in our spouses and then telling them, Elizabeth. It does as much for us as it does for our spouses. And I know my husband loves it when I thank him for the little and big things he does. It keeps the marriage warm, loving and passionate!

Rachael DeBruin said...

Love the grateful list!! Need to do this sometime soon :)

Rachael DeBruin said...

PS Linking this post to a marriage round up I'm publishing today. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing my post Rachel!! :)

Carol P said...

Great information! I enjoy reading these words. A very good reminder of what I need to do on a daily basis within my marriage. Thanks for sharing. Glad I found your blog.

WholeHearted Home Judith Kowles said...

I am "in" on your challenge to list the things I am grateful for in my husband. I need a post for Thursday (how did I ever get this behind??) and will probably go for it.

I am so sorry that I never link up with you lately. I really have had trouble keeping up with linkups period. I am always always so blessed when I stop over. I used to always comment and the past few weeks I have not been able to. You are one of the few who have a comment from me :-)

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