6 Aug


Question #1:  How important are tender touch and gentle words?

Answer #1:  Before marriage, two people in love can hardly keep their hands off each other.  They find the touch of their beloved thrilling.  But, what happens after the wedding?  After just a few years of marriage, some couples would consider a firm handshake a wildly intimate encounter.

This should not be the case!  There is great power in tender touch, even if it’s just a long, full-body hug or a lingering kiss. Or the touch may be a gentle caress of her face that has no secret motive to make sexual demands but instead communicates, “I love you, Sweetheart, and I care for you tenderly.”

Gentle words have similar power.  Consider the following list of some things any husband could use in complimenting and praising his wife:  charm; femininity; faithfulness (to God, to you, to your children); hard work; beauty; personality; her love (including her receptivity and responsiveness to you as a man); her advice and counsel; character; desirability; friendship.   And that’s just a start!

What wife wouldn’t respond to a husband who praises her regularly with gentle words for all these wonderful qualities?  Why don’t you try it, and find out for yourself?

NOTE:  This article was taken from the book Family Life and Marriage Bible by Dennis and Barbara Rainey.

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