Six “Thank You” Statements to Say to Your Spouse
In the book, Love & Respect, I spell “love” to a wife as C.O.U.P.L.E. and “respect” to a husband as C.H.A.I.R.S.
Look at the list below and consider how you might express thankfulness to your spouse.
As a wife, thank your husband for at least one of the ways he shows you love.
As a husband, thank your wife for at least one of the ways she shows you respect.
FOR WIVES TOWARD THEIR HUSBANDS:
Closeness – THANK YOU for being with me face to face.
Openness – THANK YOU for not being secretly mad at me.
Understanding – THANK YOU for empathizing with me.
Peacemaking – THANK YOU for your efforts to resolve and reconcile.
Loyalty – THANK YOU for being completely committed to me.
Esteem – THANK YOU for treasuring me above all else.
FOR HUSBANDS TOWARD THEIR WIVES:
Conquest – THANK YOU for appreciating my desire to work and achieve.
Hierarchy – THANK YOU for appreciating my desire to provide and protect.
Authority – THANK YOU for appreciating my desire to be strong and to lead.
Insight – THANK YOU for appreciating my desire to analyze and counsel.
Relationship – THANK YOU for appreciating my desire for a shoulder to shoulder friendship.
Sexuality – THANK YOU for appreciating my desire for sexual intimacy.
Ready, set, check the box.
Will you write it in a note? Will you tell your spouse face-to-face the next time you’re alone? Or will you text or call instead?
I have given you the message. You decide the method.
Aren’t you thankful?