An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
What is your husband’s reputation with your friends? When they meet him do they expect to meet Superman or Homer Simpson? When you speak of your husband in his absence do you focus on his strengths or do you complain about his shortcomings. No one knows him as you do and his reputation is often at your mercy. Ephesians 4:29 commands “ Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” There is no place where this is more important than in your marriage.
Today think about how you talk about and to your husband. Do you build him up or destroy him when you speak about him? Today, commit to building his reputation in his absence and telling him at least one thing you admire about his character in his presence. Is he committed to attending the kid’s school activities, tell him how much you appreciate his commitment to the children. Does he work long hours to provide for his family, tell him how much you appreciate his sacrifice. The ongoing habit of thanksgiving and encouragement is a significant long term investment in a marriage, especially when you are investing in your man.