Nagging has been a reoccurring topic that keeps popping up in my life. Recently, I heard @lewishowes on a podcast talking about how no man wants to be a bad man. I’ve heard talk shows, movies, and friends talk about the things their husbands aren’t doing for them. I know I’m totally guilty of doing it too. It’s heartbreaking. Lewis proposes that we should recognize the things our men are doing right and let them know. Maybe he didn’t bring you flowers home after a long day, but did he wake up early and go to work to provide for you? If we just point out the failures then our men will shut down and feel defeated. Recognizing the greatness our men bring to our life, instead of nagging, not only changes how the men feel, but how we feel too. When I focus on all the areas where Eric is getting it right (going to school, working multiple jobs, helping me with photography, boxing for extra income, taking me on dates, and the list goes on and on) then it not only encourages him, but it changes my heart and attitude too. Just look at that list of things Eric is doing right, it seems ridiculous that I’d never praise those things, and just bring up the socks he left on the floor, but I’ve been guilty of doing it before. I challenge you (and myself) to make it a goal for the rest of the week to only talk about the good you see your spouse doing and see how rich your relationship is by the end of the week!!!