In just a few short days everyone will celebrate "Valentine's Day" but I want to encourage you to make this a habit for each week. I want to become the women who lifts up and let's my Man and my children know they "rock my world!" I want to build them up, encourage them, let them know the amazing character I see in them, how I value them in my life!
For our men, it's not just the blanket "I Love You" that counts; we need to be specific about what it is that continues to attract us to them, what we love about them, how much we appreciate who they are and what they do. In "For Women Only" by Shaunti Feldhahn one man puts it like this, "If you never told me that you loved me again, but throughout our marriage you simple told me how proud you are....I'm not sure I would miss "I love you" because of what it means in my heat to hear that you're proud of me. It is that big of a deal."
For our men, it is also so, so important for them to hear that we continue to want to be with them intimately and as friends. They thrive on hearing "You still do it for me," "You are the hottest guy here," "You are so attractive when you......." Please don't neglect this area of your communication to your Man!
For our children, they need to hear how we feel about their character, that we are proud of them, let them know this by using "I love to watch you......." They long to know they measure up and they are valued in your family. They need to hear they are a gift from God to your family!
A few of my favorite ways to do this are as follows:
- Post-It notes around the house, tucked in places I know they will find them throughout their day - lunch boxes, calendars, shoes, in the car
- Dry erase markers on the bathroom mirror
- Texting: this is a great one to let your Man know you are thinking about him throughout the day and that you are waiting expectantly for him to return home
Today I want to challenge you to make a plan to be more intentional in how you communicate your love to those in your home. Love them fully and extravagantly with your words. Let them know just how precious they are to you!
How do you "Let them know" in your home? We would love to hear different ideas on how to keep this going in the coming weeks!