Won Without Words
winning the marriage you desire through wisdom

Shari Popejoy


September 23, 2012

I’ve Always Wanted To Be Awesome

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Written by: Shari Popejoy

This is number four in our Mondays in September Revive Your Marriage series. You can read other posts here on this weeks topic: Revive Your Praise.

That’s awesome,” I exclaimed as my little guy jumped successfully from one chair to another.

He looked up, a glow of pleasure lighting his face and said, “Thanks, mom. I’ve always wanted to be awesome to someone.”

A glow started in my own heart, as I realized I had the power to make someone awesome. It was so easy to make a four-year-old awesome, but would it work with bigger guys, too?

Absolutely! I learned that I could affect my husband with my praise and admiration the same way.

Ladies, you have great power in your homes. You can build up or tear down your home and your family with your words. (Proverbs 14:1)

You have the power to turn your husband into a hero.

Do your children think he’s the greatest man alive? They should. Doesn’t matter what he’s done or said behind closed doors. Give him the gift of the respect of his children. Give them the gift of a hero for a dad. Give yourself the gift of the self-respect of not being the woman married to a man who is as bad as she says he is. . .

Bless that man! Praise that man! You make him a hero. He will rise to the occasion. A woman of noble character, who can find? She is married to a potentially great man. Maybe not yesterday or today. . . but tomorrow he will be awesome with your love, respect, and prayers to lift him up!

You can do it! I believe in you! I’m praying for you! You are awesome!

About the Author

Shari Popejoy
Shari Popejoy is the author of the book Won Without Words, and the blog Won Without Words, encouragement to wives. She writes the Livingstone Library, an adventure series for young people, and the blog Oh Joy!, (injoyinc.com/oh/) for busy moms. She is a frequent contributor to Christian print and online magazines, and writes from the quiet country of the Ozarks, where she lives with her husband, Marc, and their three children. You can find out all about her at sharipopejoy.com!


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