Together Tuesday #9: Compliment your Man of Steel

Before we began our day this morning my wife hugged me and said

“Good morning, my man of steel.”

Wow! What a way to start off a gloomy Tuesday! 🙂

I’m not into superheros or anything like that but what she said sure made me feel good! Afterwards, I began to think about how important it is to compliment our spouse in ways that aren’t, well, typical.

My wife could have said “Good morning handsome,” which is nice but isn’t quite as memorable. Instead of saying “you look nice”, how about “when I look at you, I lose sight of everything else?” You get the point.

Keep it mind that it’s not just what you say but how  you say it. Why not drop whatever you’re doing when your wife walks into the room, go over while staring into her eyes and, in a romantic voice, pay her a compliment that will make her knees weak ?

As the years roll on couples get common with each other and we need to remind our spouse-and ourselves-how much we appreciate our other half. 

Our 12th anniversary is coming up and I can see that work, raising kids, paying bills all make large withdrawals on our imaginary “love bank account.” To combat this, in part, each day I make it a point to tell my wife how much she means to me.

Try it out! Even if your wife isn’t dressed up, tell her how gorgeous she looks (and you can pile on multiple adjectives here!). When you see your husband, think outside the box and give him a compliment he’ll never forget.

Just don’t use “man of steel”; that one’s already taken! 🙂

JP Robinson

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  1. My husband and I have been doing this for a few months now. We are going out of our way to be intentional, in super small ways, but enough that it’s changing both our attitudes and making us feel young again! Great advice!

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    1. Awesome! I’ve realized that marriage is really something that you build with your spouse and when you hold it together, it’s something to be proud of…a lasting accomplishment. by God’s grace. I like what you said “going out of our way”. That’s the key-putting effort into building a relationship that will last.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      1. Yes, absolutely! I’ve been blessed with a great marriage, but even still, we are human and life can get the best of you. Especially after having kids! There are times when it feels like I do not get to see my husband very often with our jobs and extra curriculars. Which is why it is all the more important to be intentional with the time you do have and how you use it. For us, it’s sending a mushy text message to each other every day that is humerous and romantic and simply a way of saying “I’m thinking about you, I miss you, your special” and go on our way. All of this to say, how important it is in building that lasting relationship. A lot of people think after you say “I do” that all the hard work is over, but it truly has just begun!

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  2. Little sweet things we do so casually for our people, are the ones that really matter.
    It’s such a cute post, in a man of steel kind of a manly way of course.
    Really enjoyed it.

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