17 Encouraging Words For Your Husband To Feel Motivated

Because these words have the power to lift spirits and nurture your marriage

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Relationships require equal effort. But, sometimes, we fail to appreciate our husbands for the love and care they shower on us even when they are busy. In a healthy relationship, both partners should demonstrate appreciation, fondness, and admiration. This is foundational to support the friendship part of the lovers’ bond. After all, everyone wants to feel valued. Men have the tendency to show their love with ‘acts of service’ for their partners, and appreciation goes a long way to support their actions. Therefore, a few encouraging words for your husband can make him feel loved and appreciated. But, let us admit that not all of us are great when expressing our hearts through words. Don’t worry. We can help.

If you want some ideas to write a perfect message for your husband or some encouraging words, you have reached the right place. Here, we have put together a list of encouraging words for your husband that will put a smile on his face. Keep reading.

Why Encouraging Your Husband Is Important

Wives have a tremendous influence over their husbands. Even a few appreciative words from their wives can boost their spirits and make them feel loved and supported. While falling in love is easy, staying in love and nurturing a strong marriage needs work. Demonstrating gratitude, fondness, and admiration for your partner should be a priority in the marriage.

If you aren’t already saying encouraging words to your hubby, it is time to start! It takes no effort at all. Start by taking baby steps. Encourage your hubby once a day in a variety of ways until it naturally becomes a frequent habit. The more you practice this habit of demonstrating your appreciation, fondness, and admiration the more natural it will start to feel. Here are some ways to demonstrate your love and encourage your partners.

17 Phrases To Encourage Your Husband

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1. I Love You

This basic declaration of love never gets old. Saying these three magical words at least once a day will get the point across and make him happy.

2. Thank You

Make your husband feel appreciated.  Whether your spouse grabs you something from the fridge or does grocery shopping – express thankfulness. Appreciating each other is a way to strengthen the bond.

A study conducted with 316 African-American couples to examine the effect of gratitude on a relationship found that expressive and perceived gratitude positively impacted the quality of the relationship. Data was collected in three waves across 16 months which revealed that grateful partners were better functioning and more resilient to internal and external stressors.

3. You Are Absolutely Amazing!

It is hard to feel like we are amazing every day, especially after going through the everyday grind. Despite all these, take your time to remind him how amazing he is and how much he inspires you. When life gets hard, this phrase can make a whole lot of difference.

4. You Make Me Feel Safe

Guys always want their partners to feel safe. Since the dawn of evolution, men have acted as the protectors of the family. Saying this phrase is a way to assert his importance and make him feel empowered. Make it a point to express that he makes you feel safe and happy and you are grateful for it.

5. You Make Me Feel Loved

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Making your spouse feel loved and valued is crucial for a strong marriage. However, when you spend all your time with one person, it is easy to take him for granted. When you affirm your husband that you feel loved, he can slay dragons to keep you feeling loved! However, ensure he feels your soul in your words. Otherwise, you might end up confusing him instead of encouraging him.

J.M. Troppello, an author and blogger, shared her experience about how writing love notes to her husband enhanced her relationship. She writes, “Shortly after we got married, I decided to write encouraging love notes to my husband each day. I still write notes to this day. I place the daily note by his phone so he sees it before he leaves for work in the morning (i).” She mentioned that her husband is a math whiz and doesn’t like to write much, and added, “After a while, he started leaving the love note I gave him on my workstation in our home office so I would see it when I first started work in the morning. That may seem lazy to some people, but the first time he did it, I thought it was sweet because it was the thought that counted.”

6. I Miss You When You Are Not Here!

No. Saying these words will not make you appear clingy. Instead, these words will let him know that you think about him when he is not around. This will make him feel loved. After all, who doesn’t want to be loved and missed?

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Ensure your home is a relaxing space where he feels appreciated. A comfortable and inviting environment contributes to open communication and emotional well-being.

7. My Favorite Thing About You Is –

There must be so many things that you love about your partner. Just be honest and genuine, pick out one thing a day, fill in the blank, and say it aloud. Your husband will feel amazing!

8. I Admire You

Deep inside, every man wants to be admired by his wife. If your spouse has a quality that you secretly admire, don’t be shy to speak up. Find ways to admire him. Shower compliments his way. He needs to be aware of your admiration – that’s the key to unlocking his heart. This will encourage and inspire him to hone his skills.

9. You Work So Hard To Provide For Our Family

Most husbands slog at work for their family. Being the provider of the family takes a lot of hard work, commitment, and determination. Ensure your spouse knows that you notice everything he does for the family and appreciate the hard work he puts in.

10. You Are An Excellent Father

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Fathers are often the unsung heroes of parenthood. They may not give birth or carry a child in their body, but they play an equally important role in making a difference in the child’s life. Appreciate that. Acknowledge how great he is doing as a dad! Your encouraging words will keep him going and encourage him to do better.

11. You Make Me Laugh

Couples who laugh together stay together. One of the most beautiful things about marriage is sharing a laugh with your bestie for life. If your husband makes an effort to create opportunities to share a laugh, let him know that you love how he finds joy in everyday life. He must be aware that you enjoy his company and sense of humor.

12. You Are Good-Looking

Sure, we shouldn’t worry about one’s looks – because looks aren’t everything in life. However, irrespective of gender, every person likes to know if their better half finds them attractive. Compliment your spouse’s physical appearance to make him feel awesome.

13. I Believe In You

You should be your spouse’s number one fan, his best friend, his partner for life. He needs to be aware that you believe him, no matter what. This is the easiest way to melt his heart and make him feel like a superhero who can achieve anything! These simple words can encourage him to meet his goals and fulfill his dreams.

14. I am Blessed To Share My Life With You

When you are married, you are always a team. You share your lives, aspirations, hopes, and dreams with each other. There will be ups and downs on the road, but at the end of the day, it is crucial to work together and keep going. Root for your husband. Tell him how blessed you feel to share your life with him. Make him understand that you will stick until you reach the finish line.

15. I am Glad You Are Mine

This is a cute way of telling your husband that your relationship is exclusive, and both of you belong to each other. While professing your love during the initial phases of the relationship is easy, deciding to love each other for the entire life develops a sense of belongingness. Telling your husband “love you” will make him happy, but expressing that he belongs to you will make him feel special.

16. You Are Amazing

Tell him about the ways he amazes you, including the apparently-trivial, little things of your days together. Highlight the qualities that make him truly special, from the way he tackles household chores with a smile to the unwavering support he offers his loved ones. Do not shy away from specifics- whether he is excelling in his career or being a supportive partner. Let these affirming words inspire his mindset.

17. You Are Stronger Than You Think

Your husband, strong as he may be, might be facing moments of doubt and self-criticism. But you, his partner, can be his driving force, to whisper the truth that he is stronger than he thinks. Appreciate him and remind him of his inner strength, his past triumphs, and the challenges that he has overcome. Highlighting his resilience and expressing your strong belief in his capabilities in moments of self-doubt can catalyze his personal growth.

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Leave notes expressing your admiration and love in unexpected places, such as his wallet, laptop bag, or car. It adds an element of surprise and warmth to his day.

Use these encouraging phrases for your husband every day and see your relationship blossom!

Your husband may be the strongest and the smartest man you know, but even the most self-dependent people need a little support now and then. Being their partner, you must encourage them to keep going forward in their endeavors despite all hurdles. We have carefully curated the above encouraging words for your husbands to help you give them the much-needed boost of positivity in tough times. For instance, letting them know about the things you most admire in them can instantly lift their moods and make them feel wanted and appreciated.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I encourage my husband spiritually?

Spiritual books or talks that speak about modern day issues in a practical way can help him feel grounded and find direction. Practicing mediation would also help him focus and deal better with any situation.

How do you encourage your husband when he’s stressed?

You can tell him to take things one day at a time. Letting him know that you believe in him and that you will eventually figure this out together would help him feel heard and supported. You can also see if you can share any of his other workloads. Also, taking care of the meal timings and sleep cycle is important.

What does the Bible say about encouraging your husband?

The Bible asks you to honor, love, and cherish your partner and be by their side through every thick and thin of life.

Even your husband needs some encouragement from time to time. Elevate his spirits with these heartfelt messages. Check out this video to see the collection of sweet and loving words to bring positivity and love to your relationship.

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