4 Things to Say to Your Spouse Today

4 Things to Say to Your Spouse TodayA wise person once said, “Without communication there is no relationship.” In the dawn of our relationships, we tend to talk for hours about anything, everything, and absolutely nothing all at once. Those open lines may last through the engagement, wedding, and newlywed phases of life; but, as the routine and demands of every day responsibility take over, talking takes a back seat. Yet, stagnant lines of communication can put our marriage in a precarious place. Reconnect with your spouse by saying these four things daily.

I love you

You may think you’ve got this one down already. Back up a moment. I’m not talking about a perfunctory “Love you” as you walk out the door or before you hang up the phone. I mean a sincere, heart-felt, “Have I told you that I love you more today than I did yesterday?” type of ‘I love you.’ Every day you get up and you make the choice to love your spouse. Make sure you tell them in a meaningful way – more than a simple, habit-driven afterthought. 

I’m proud of you/I admire you

Do you smile when you see the way your child and spouse interact? Do you admire the way your spouse juggles work and family? Take a moment to tell them – every day.

I appreciate you

When we’re in the daily grind, juggling work, home, family, and all those other things we pile on our plates, it’s easy to take our partners for granted. Don’t. As soon as you finish reading this, go find your spouse and say thank you. Make sure you note specific things for which you’re grateful: “I enjoyed the dinner you made. I appreciate that you took the time to make us a healthy meal after a long day.”

I need you

The Bible, from Genesis and through the books of the New Testament, teaches us that marriage is about interdependence. Whether it’s the image of two becoming one found in Genesis, Matthew and Mark, or Ecclesiastes’ insight as to why ‘two are better than one,’ the Bible is clear that life within marriage is a team sport.

Challenge: Grease those lines of communication. Make talking to your spouse a priority today. Don’t stop with the four statements above. What else will you share?

13 thoughts on “4 Things to Say to Your Spouse Today”

    1. Bertha it can take work for a strong and healthy marriage. If you would like to talk more in depth please feel free to set-up an initial free consultation with me through the website here. Blessings and Happy New Year!

  1. I think my husband enjoys it when I tell him he’s handsome. Sometimes we women forget that men have insecurities about their looks just like we do, and especially as they get older.

    1. You are so right Elena, men do appreciate hearing that just as much as we do. Keep up the good work, and Happy New Year!

  2. Also, telling him he’s my best friend and that I enjoy spending time with him more than anyone else really means a lot to him. In addition to all of the other things you’ve mentioned.

  3. I’m glad I took the time to read this article. I definitely will be implementing these steps into my role as a wife. Great article!

  4. Thank you for taking the time to share this with others. I agree with all of your suggestions. I believe those exact 4 things done in a marriage everyday is what has built a strong and happy one for my husband and I. We always look for ways to encourage each other and show how grateful we are for each other.

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