SPEAKING WELL OF HIMLet the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)

As Father’s Day slowly approaches this month, there’s so much that can be said about the Father figure. Strong, steady, courageous, and determined. I wonder how we talk of our man to our children. Do we belittle him or do we lift him up?

 

I want to encourage you to speak well of your husband to your children. Our words can either make it or break it with our children sometimes, especially concerning Dad. We want our children (I sure do my boys!) to hear me speak well of my husband and act on those words.

We’re all flawed human beings living in a fallen world. So we’re all going to mess it up from time to time. If your husband happens to mess it up more than often, encourage your children to pray for him. Pray for him in front of them. Let your kids see you bring your husband before the Father and ask for the Holy Spirit to empower him. When they see us speak good of him, they will see us extending mercy to him.

We should desire that our men to be courageous and strong. Our words can help them feel that way, when they may not feel worth our devotion. Our words have the power to give life or to death. It’s our choice which one we show our children to choose. If we’re wise women, we’ll teach them to love their Daddy in spite of his shortcomings. Yes they can be acknowledged between the two of you, but they don’t have to be dwelt on with others. Let’s speak good of our men to our children and give them a good pattern to follow in their marriage.

Let’s pray…………………..

Father, we thank You for our husbands. It’s not easy being a Father. We pray You would give us the words to speak about our husbands that would encourage our children to speak kindly of them. We ask that You would help us to hold back harsh words that would tear our husbands down no matter who we’re around. May we keep a guard on our mouth and speak good of our man. Thank You for giving us patterns to follow and words to speak over and about our husbands. May we please You in our marriage and in our speech. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Building strong marriages together, 

Heather Strickland