Hey friends, today isn’t a #MomentsofHope post, but in honor of Father’s Day, I’m excited to share with you words to encourage your husband to be the best dad he can be! And yes, encourage without nagging! 🙂
I remember those first few dates.
There were the great conversations that went on for hours and his charming way of making me lose track of time and my surroundings. His humor was a little dry but it would catch me off guard and make me laugh until my stomach hurt. And that squared off jawline and chiseled good looks? Well, it was enough to make me want more.
A more that lead us right into marriage and all the for better and for worse that comes with it.
We tried our best to prepare along the way. We talked through non-negotiables, dreams, and hopes for the future. I was confident that his intelligence, work ethic, and unbending moral compass would walk us right down the path of success.
But somehow, no matter how much we prepare and THINK we know, we are never fully capable of grasping the magnitude of the moments yet to come.
For those who have been there, can I get an “Amen?”
We meet, date, and marry. We try our best to ensure we are on point in the areas of life that matter. Many seek premarital counseling, or the wise counsel of those who have gone before us. Yet, secretly, we each subscribe at some level or another to the fantasy that says, “But we are different.”
There’s just some things in life we can’t fully grasp until living it, though. And as much as I wish that weren’t true, I think it may just be a part of God’s master plan. Because, if we did grasp it all right from the start, we would never walk into situations with misconceptions. We’d have control over our lives and essentially come to believe that we don’t need a God Who knows better.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. -Ephesians 3:20
And so, it is. Life goes down paths we never dreamed of walking and we face circumstances we never dreamed of facing.
Like parenthood …
I know many of us dreamed of parenthood and may this very moment be dreaming of the days when this precious gift will come to fruition. Yet, amidst this gift, we come face-to-face with two important truths.
It will bring out the very best of who we are.
It will bring out the very worst of who we are.
Two people uniquely wired by God, one carrying the child for nine months while going through major life changes before the baby even comes. The other getting a better glimpse of the reality of parenthood the day the little one makes entry into the world. Both want the best for this new little life God entrusted to them, yet both come with different family backgrounds and unique coping mechanisms.
It’s in those first few months of parenting the reality of our differences become more obvious than ever before. And with that, the temptation to nag is nearly unbearable. Trust me … even for those of us who thought we would never nag!It’s in those first few months of parenting the reality of our differences become more obvious than ever before. And with that, the temptation to nag is nearly unbearable.Even for those of us who thought we would never nag!… Click To Tweet
So, when the romance fades and the challenges rise, how do you encourage your husband to be the best Dad he can be?11 Ways to Encourage Your Husband to Be the Best Dad He Can Be - without nagging! #momentsofhope #parenthood #fathersday #encouragement Click To Tweet
… finish reading here for a list of those 11 ways to encourage your husband! I know I haven’t covered them all, though, so please share your ideas in the comments!
I’m honored to share my words over at Embracing the Unexpected. If you have never visited Embracing the Unexpected before, Maree is someone I highly respect and often turn to myself for encouragement. Make sure to take a moment to browse around and follow her content ♥
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