Words Can Captivate Your Man

(My blogs will focus on marriage for the month of February. If you’re not married, I encourage you to read them anyway! And while you’re reading, pray for your friends that are married.  Believe me, they will appreciate it. Also, give a special blessing by passing these devotions along to them! Here we go…) 

 

“A wife of noble character, who can find? She is worth far more than rubies,” (Proverbs 31:10NIV).

Today I want you to use your imagination. I want you to imagine your husband sitting at his desk or at a quiet place at work. Imagine him lost in thought about how blessed he is to have you as his wife. He holds your framed picture in his hand and moisture begins to pool in his eyes. He is captivated.

All the riches in the world are not to be compared with the jewel I have in this woman, he muses. What did I ever do to deserve her? God has given me such a gift. All our married life, she has done nothing but love me, bring out the best in me, and look out for my best interest.

All the guys at the office are envious of our relationship.  I see the way their eyes soften when she comes by just to tell me hello, grabs my hand when we’re at office functions, or pecks me on the cheek for no apparent reason. I notice that her loving words to me are in stark contrast to some of the cutting remarks of other wives…and so do my friends. I look around at the accomplishments of my life, but having this woman as my wife is my greatest. Oh sure, there are many women out there in the world who are accomplishing great feats, but my wife…well, she surpasses them all.

What a picture!  That’s the woman I want to be, don’t you? And amazingly my words can be the determining factor as to whether this scenario is possible or not. Did you know that there are words your husband longs to hear? Let me give you a few from my book, The Power of a Woman’s Words.

Words Your Husband Longs to Hear

  • I’ve been thinking about you all day.
  • What can I do for you today?
  • How can I pray for you today?
  • The best part of my day is when you come home.
  • You are one of God’s most precious gifts to me.
  • You are so wonderful.
  • You look so handsome today.
  • I don’t feel complete without you.
  • I will always love you.
  • I trust your decisions.

Today, pick just one of these phrases.  Try it out on your husband and watch his eyes light up! When you love your husband well, God says “Well done, my good and faithful servant!”

Let’s Pray

Dear LORD, thank you for giving me the gift of my husband. Help me to never forget that one of the greatest places of ministry is in the home, and that You are well pleased when I love my husband well. Help me to love my husband with my words and my actions today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

What do You Think?

Just as there are words that your husband longs to hear, there are words he doesn’t. I don’t think God looks at us and says “Well done,” when these words come out of our mouths.  Here are just a few:

  • I told you so.
  • You’re always in a bad mood.
  • You just don’t think.
  • It’s all your fault.
  • What’s wrong with you?
  • All you ever do is complain.
  • I can’t do anything to please you.
  • You made your bed, now lie in it.
  • You should have thought about that before.
  • You never listen to me.

Now, go back up the list in the devotion.  Which list more reflects the words that you speak to your husband?

Which list do you want to reflect the words that you speak to your husband?

Is there anything you need to do to change?

Click over to my blog page and tell me which one of those verbal love gifts you said to your husband today. Don’t be shy. Fess up!

Want More? 

14-Day Romancing Your Husband Challenge is in full swing with over 21,000 women participating. It’s not too late to sign up! : How would you like to join your girlfriends in a 14-day Romancing Your Husband challenge? Click over to www.localhost/sjold, click on the challenge sign-up in the right column of the home page, and your 14-day challenge emails will begin. Come on girlfriend, February is the love month – it’s time to spice up your marriage.

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to have a great marriage.  However, so much depends on us. Many times the answer is right under our nose…our words. If you would like to learn more about how to use your words wisely, see my book, The Power of a Woman’s Words and The Power of a Woman’s Words Bible study. Also, if your marriage could use a bit of sprucing up, check out Becoming the Woman of His Dreams – Seven Qualities Every Man Longs For.

 

35 Responses to Words Can Captivate Your Man

  1. Worrellyn Charles February 14, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    I love you prayer today. Thank you.

  2. Karen Locklear February 14, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    Hey Sharon, I used to use the words my husband didn’t want to hear (I was going thru breast cancer treatments at the time) and then we had a falling out and God put me on my knees and I started using the right words. However, he left me anyway. Our divorce was final January 31, 2013. I want to be the wife God needs me to be to my husband (yes my one flesh will be back). Please join me in prayer for my husband’s heart to be softened and that he will come back to God!!!!

  3. debra February 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    HELLO SHARON,
    HAPPY VALENTINE DAY TO YOU. I AM NEW TO THIS BLOG/SITE. BUT FIRST
    I MUST SAY THANK YOU. YOUR ARTICLE WAS GREAT. I CALLED MY HUSBAND
    AND LET HIM KNOW I WAS THINKING ABOUT HIM AND TO SAY HAPPY VALENTINE
    DAY. I FELT GOOD AND COULD HEAR A CHANGE IN HIS VOICE, A SOFTER REPLY.
    GOD’S BLESSINGS TO YOU FOR SPEAKING HIS WORD.

  4. Joanie February 14, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    Hi Sharon,
    Just wanted to say, once I found you on GIG, I was hooked and have also shared that with friends. That led me to your books, Women of His Dreams, which I loved reading. It was a little hard in some areas, but it is sooo true. That led me to other books, Trusting God and 5 Dreams of Every Woman. These I haven’t finished, but find very helpful. I tried doing the 14 days of Romance, and even though I didn’t do it everyday, I did have good results. My husband responds more uplifted and has that feeling of respect. I want to continue with trying those ideas out even though the days are through. I’ll just spread it out some!! I love the way you write and so I have joined to do the Bible study starting in March. I am excited, I have never done one on-line before. I have my book and am anxious to start. Thank you again for all your great advice………….Blessings, Joanie

  5. Nunzy Alves February 14, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    This morning my husband of over 31 years wrote me the most incredible letter and a gift on the table for me to find after her left for work, I cried as I read all the wonderful things he penned on the paper. I called him at work and said to him, ” you left the gift this morning for me to find because you knew I would cry and you didn’t want to see me cry – right?” he said yes and giggled. I am so blessed and so enjoyed your devotions. God has blessed me with a wonderful man that adores me. Together we have put God first, asked God’s direction and have to beautiful children to round off our life. God is love, we are proof.

    • kike anunobi February 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

      What a wonderful testimony after been married for 31 years! May your love continue o grow!

  6. Joy February 15, 2013 at 3:26 am #

    I purchased your book, A Sudden Glory, from your website recently, and since it arrived to my home, I’ve had a hard time putting it down! For a while now, I’ve been praying that God helps me to grasp his love for me so that He and I can grow closer, as opposed to me weighing myself down when I approach him with a bunch of religious rules.

    Your book has been a breath of fresh air and TRULY and answer to my prayer. The presence of God meets me whenever I read your book and I am so grateful for writers like you that God uses to love me.

    Sharon, you are a precious jewel to the body of Christ. Continue to use the amazing gift of writing God has blessed you with. Because it has and continues to bless so many others!

    • Sharon February 15, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

      You don’t know just how encouraged I feel right now! Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to send them!
      Sharon

  7. Ashley Powe February 20, 2013 at 2:20 am #

    Hi Sharon! I love your February 12th devotional. So on time! Thank you.

  8. Donna February 20, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    Well ofcourse theres gum wrapers, but I was at my daughter wrestling practic and I was hungery so I went looking through my purse and found one piece of candy.

  9. Deborah February 20, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    Gods grace and Mercy always astounds me, I am so grateful I joined this group to receive daily insight on how to keep God in the Center of our Marriages, I am engaged to be married very shortly and I love my future husband dearly, As I looked over the words to speak to our husbands, these words can only be spoken if they are from the heart, and I have spoken several of these words to my husband and I am truly blessed that god has answered my prayers and brought him into my Life!!!!

  10. Nancy A. Mubarak February 21, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    I love your prayer this morning and have covered my husband with the blood of Jesus

  11. melissa February 21, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Ive got him covered!

  12. Kam February 21, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    I’ve got him covered and will continue to do so with the specifics you have provided me with! I thank the Lord daily for these devotions.

  13. Nanci February 21, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    I’ve got him covered!

  14. Lisa February 21, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    He is covered! AMEN 🙂
    Thank you so much for todays prayer.

  15. Anita February 21, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    I’ve got him covered! Thank you for providing me the opportunity to pray for my man of faith!

  16. Vicki February 21, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    I got him covered!

  17. Sarita February 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    I’ve got him covered! – Excellent post today. I really needed that. Amen!

  18. Betty Dill February 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    I’ve got him covered.

  19. Alice L. February 21, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    I’VE GOT HIM COVERED!!! IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!!! PRAISE GOD!!!

  20. Ana February 21, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    Though my husband has asked me for divorce. I have prayed for him today.

  21. Crystal February 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    I GOT HIM COVERED IN JESUS NAME AMEN!

  22. Faith Owens February 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    i got him covered!

  23. Faith Owens February 21, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Sorry I’ve Got him Covered! such an awesome word!

  24. Cindy Santos February 21, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    I’ve got him covered.

  25. Carolyn Frink-Williams February 21, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

    Sharon, I got him covered! I love you for obeying God and creating this powerful prayer!

  26. outofplace February 22, 2013 at 1:06 am #

    I haven’t found anyone in the same situation as me
    Our marriage is shaky. I have read a few marriage books offering advice and they all say think back to when there were good times, why u fell in love, what you used to love about him etc.
    Well, for me, I can’t remember any good times, I can’t remember being in love and I can’t think of anything I love or loved about him
    I stick with the situation because of the kids (I couldn’t handle them on my own) and because I don’t wanna let God down by going back on my vows
    I have no friends, no-one to talk this thru with
    Is there anyone else like me?
    Probably not

    • Kathryn February 25, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

      Dear outofplace: My heart goes out to you! I will commit to praying for you and your husband that you will find one, just one thing every day that you like. Ask God to reveal to you why you loved your husband in the first place. Don’t let Satan crush you like this! Read and pray Sharon’s 14 day prayer for your husband every day! Stand firm in the Lord. You have come to this site for a reason and your children won’t have a healthy view of marriage without your having a healthy marriage! For now it has to come from you! Believe me when I say Do IT! I have had a husband with S.A.D. for 33 years for 25 of those years every fall I have a different man in my home 🙂 one that is not fun to live with or be around but God has answered my prayer (no I did not know til 20 years) and in our “winter” years we are becoming closer with each other and the Lord. Pray and love your husband in as many ways as you can. You are covered out of place but soon to be in place woman! 🙂 hugs

  27. April February 22, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    I’ve got him covered! In Jesus name Amen!! Thank you God.

  28. C Her February 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    I’ve got him covered! In Jesus Name, Amen.

  29. Julie February 22, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    I’ve got him covered! Thank you, Jesus.

  30. Debbie February 23, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    I’ ve got him covered from head to toe
    I’m not married but I’m praying over him
    while im waiting. Praise God!

  31. Leanne February 24, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    I’ve got Him covered, with your lovely prayers thank you! My husband is a non-believer, and I have asked him to seek God and assured him God will answer when you knock, I have found out he has asked God 8 times for something (a sign) over the past year. My husband said he was open to anything visual or heard, that God exists I think, and he won’t ask anymore. I believe God will answer him in His time, and your prayer encourages me that I am covering my husband in prayer while I wait for God to wow my husband like he wows me everyday. Thank you for always reminding us to seek God in prayer ALWAYS

  32. Kathryn February 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    I’ve got him covered!

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