Marital Intimate Encouragement


So often the practice of encouraging one another in a marriage is put aside in favor of shining a light on the things we don’t like about each other, or criticizing the actions of the people we say we love.  Encouragement is a fundamental part of being intimate with one another.  We all need encouragement to keep going in times of trouble or difficulty, to take reasonable risks with new paths in life and to work on our personal or spiritual growth.  When our spouse demonstrates love through “putting courage into” us, we feel uplifted, we feel strengthened, we see light at the end of dark tunnels, we are more confident about our future and we become more joyous and hopeful in our everyday life.  When encouragement is consistently practiced in a marriage it becomes infectious to the spouses and family, it also makes a couple attractive companions to other…

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