Friday, April 20, 2012

Like Water to a Plant

A wise, humbling, challenging word to husbands:

Words of encouragement to a wife are like water to a plant.

And again:

What a ministry husbands have in encouraging their wives! It is nurturing to the heart of a woman, compelling her forward in service to her family and community. For mothers of young children who are not yet capable of expressing appreciation, the husband's opportunity is not only to encourage his wife, but also to teach his children thankfulness and respect toward their mother. Through your words of blessing, you have an opportunity to minister to your wife in a way that no one else can.

Read the whole thing here.


  1. If those shoes were reversed, aren't we just saying we need to be equals, in respect and adoration ?

    1. I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but if you're saying that husbands and wives both need to be encouraging and supporting their spouses, I absolutely agree.

      I just would add that while men and women are equal in value and dignity, they have been made with certain differences according to God's design. And some of those differences are intended to be lived out in the context of marriage. Check out Ephesians 5:22-33 on this.