Monday, September 21, 2009

Being Merry with our husbands ;-)

I like this challenge below from!

"You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. Happy are the people whose God is the LORD!" (Psalm 16:11a; 144:15b)

"A merry heart does good, like medicine." (Proverbs 17:22a)

It's hard to criticize others when we are enjoying their company. Instead of speaking negatively to your husband today, enjoy him! Encourage him! As you experience fullness of joy with God, share some of that joy with your husband.

Does your husband have a playful side? A great sense of humor? Is there a "little boy" that wants to escape from time to time, reflecting the joy in his heart?

This is a wonderful part of who he is, and a great strength. Let him know that you appreciate his joyfulness and his playful spirit. Find opportunities to join him in positive play times.

If your husband can sometimes be overly serious, coax him out occasionally for some play times. It will help him relieve stress and relax.


  1. My husband is 67, look 50 or less, and has so much energy and enjoyment of life. We are blessed.

  2. Thanks for the reminder. I know I'm blessed with my beloved but sometimes it's easy to get caught up in life and become critical or just too busy.

  3. Totally agree -- something we need to be reminded of. Thanks for the post.

    Happy Fall!

    Hop over sometime.


  4. Nice post...good scripture and a good reminder.

  5. From a husband ... you are right! This works wonders and endears a husband's heart to his wife even more.