It’s been quite a challenge to get back on track with the blog since vacationing and celebrating my son’s wedding. Add to that, my laptop has a major issue that has left several computer geeks stumped and you might understand why I’m taking yet another break from my Sloppy Joe Times. I will be back, I promise, next Sunday/Monday with a fresh brew …
But for today I’m sharing a printable that has been helpful for me and my hubby to strengthen our connection and deepen our appreciation of one another. Back in September of 2014, I shared a post “But what do you ‘feel’ about it” along with the acrostic, P.E.A. that stands for Pray, share and Emotion, and share an Affirmation.
My husband and I are committed to praying a quick prayer each day together. We also try to take time later in the day to share an emotion (but not a negative one about each other!) and an affirmation with each other.
I have found that after doing this practice for a while the affirmations can become repetitive and confined to certain aspects that we tend to see. So I’ve come up with a daily guide that prompts you to affirm your spouse in a variety of ways. I think this is one area where my husband and I, and I’d venture to say that you and your spouse, don’t practice often enough.
Practicing affirming your mate helps you to not only learn how to express the positives you see in your spouse, but it also improves your ability to spot something positive. When you continue to make this a habit, it can transform your negative attitude into a positive one that strengthens and encourages your marriage as well.
I’m providing both a side by side printable (so you can print more than one at a time) and a single page printable. If you’re like me you need these reminders posted in various places around your home. I’ll be working on more designs for the printable in the months ahead, so if this one doesn’t suit your fancy, please keep coming back around and I’ll have more to offer!
What is one quality or characteristic that you appreciate or find attractive in your spouse?
What gets in the way of affirming your mate on a regular basis?
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