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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Husband Encouragement Challenge: DAY 24

At the last minute Kevin got called that he didn't have to go in to work after all. (that's the Navy for ya) So he enjoyed his afternoon out Jeepin' with a friend and then we got to spend time with him that evening since he was home. He stayed up as late as he could last night so he could sleep during the day in preparation for (possibly) working tonight. It's a pain but Kevin's flexible and doesn't utter complaints.

June 24--DAY 24

30-Day Husband Encouragement Challenge
By Nancy Leigh DeMoss

"And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord." Eph. 6:4

Children can be quite a challenge to the marriage relationship. A wise wife will support her husband's leadership in the home as much as possible, and will praise him for his fathering skills. Negativity makes a man feel like a failure, and may make him to want to give up. Does your husband discipline your children wisely? Does he show them love and encourage them? Does he take an interest in their activities and dreams? Does he spend time with them? Does he take part in developing their character? Praise him for these important life skills. If you don't have children—is your husband positive and encouraging around other people's children? Let him know that you have noticed. If your husband does not experience positive relationships with children, you will need to figure out why. Perhaps he had negative experiences as a child with his own parents, and needs to learn how to respond. Perhaps you can lovingly and patiently show him how to parent—while still maintaining his authority in the home.

Kevin is an amazing father. He's so good with Eli. He catches him if he's getting into something he shouldn't be. He's very loving by showing Eli lots of attention when he gets home from work, snuggling him in the rocking chair before bed, giving him baths, carrying him around on his shoulders, and just caring for his needs. He's quick to praise Eli when he learns something new. it'll be exciting to see how their relationship as father and son grows throughout the years. I don't doubt for a second that he'll be a great leader and example for our children.

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