There may be nothing more powerful than a few words of encouragement when someone is struggling.
While it is important to encourage our spouse daily, offering encouragement to others can be a big difference maker too.
Couples who are struggling in their marriage need encouragement. As we know first hand, struggling couples tend to feel alone like they are the only ones going through deep struggle at that very moment. Unfortunately, most churches aren’t equipped to handle marital challenges, nor do they put an emphasis on it which adds to the feeling of being alone.
That puts the responsibility on private counseling – and on us: friends, family, co-workers, or even just acquaintances. But don’t think of it as a burden! This is an OPPORTUNITY!
If you haven’t done it before, ONE SIMPLE WORD of encouragement can make all the difference in the world.
And don’t think you are interfering in someone’s personal life. All you have to do is say: “Hey, I’ve been thinking about you. If you ever want to chat, I’m happy to listen.” Many people won’t take you up on it, but will truly appreciate it. However, someone MAY want to talk, so be ready for that! And just listen.
Couples can also use prayer, so even a simple text to someone saying “I’m thinking of you and praying for you” will not only be uplifting to someone who needs it, it brings God into a situation that needs attention. Of course, God knows this but He likes to know you care and are thinking about others too!
Whether it is a couple struggling in marriage, a friend who just lost his dog, a colleague who’s mother recently passed away, or someone who is going through a challenging time in their job. Call, text, email, or stop by to visit them. We are here to tell you that it makes a difference!
BE A DIFFERENCE MAKER TODAY!