Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Partners in life sometimes forget to encourage one another, as often as they should. We get wrapped up in the mundane things in life, and don’t give this one thought. We get busy with shopping, car-pooling, or working. etc.. Our lives are consumed with children or grandchildren and we put our spouse on the back burner.
Relationships suffer enough with all the hoopla in life. Most times we barely have time to connect little lone encourage one another. I have thought about this a lot, as I do not encourage my spouse as much as I need to, nor does he encourage me.
Encouragement, like the bible says, is intended to strengthen and build up another person. Sometimes we are so busy tearing another apart we don’t encourage nor uplift them.
Since the bible spoke on this matter we much know that it is very important for you to encourage your significant other. So important in fact, that sometimes when one isn’t getting the necessary encouragement from others we will seek this from other individuals. This is okay as long as this is strictly platonic situation, but a lot of times it is not.
You can see the scenario we go to another for encouragement and before you know sin is rampant in our hearts. “He tells me I matter, where my husband doesn’t act like he cares,” or ” She says it looks like I have been working out.” Innocent remarks can and have been used to the contrary.
Encouragement matters. Take the time to day to encourage your significant other or that special person in your life. Plus remember child too need our encouragement so much. Children are shaped by their environment. If the child only hears negative feedback from the parent the child thinks negatively about himself and suffers from a low self esteem.
We can never say enough encouraging words that is why it is so important to encourage as much as possible! As they say your words have the power to heal or kill.