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6 compliments every husband should say out loud to his wife
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Ask yourself: is my wife confident in herself? If not, begin today to evaluate the words you speak over her. Sow into her kind, affirming words and watch as she transforms into a confident, mature woman. - photo by Neil Kennedy
A mirror can be a hostile enemy to a woman. Although it is a reflection of her imagethe image she sees is often a poor comparison to the ideal image within her imagination. You can almost hear the screams when you walk past the womens lounge. Very few women leave a mirror with a satisfying sigh of reliefmost exhale a few self-imposed curses murmuring out their disgust.

Its pretty obvious that modern culture is hostile toward women. The social antipathy causes many women to succumb to a false body image. They can never measure upor as youre about to see, they will never measure downto satisfy the delusional nature of this culture.

The Dove brand launched a campaign to offset the dysmorphia of how women measure beauty. After an exhaustive study, Dove found that only 2 percent of women around the world describe themselves as beautiful.

Recently, Steven, a husband from Colorado emailed this question:

My wife is constantly comparing herself to other women and continues to put herself down. She is so unhappy with herself that its having an affect upon our relationship. She has no confidence. What can I do to help her?

Do you know a husbands words has a cleansing effect upon the appearance of his wife?

In fact, his words benefit her better than any secret formula of anti-wrinkle cream. Some men havent learned this lesson. We should allow our wives to grow into their maturity as a lady. Here are 6 compliments every husband should say out loud to his wife.

1. Youre the love of my life. You cant say it enough. This phrase has incredible meaning and cant be replaced. As simple as it sounds, saying I love you is still the most powerful compliment given by a man. Dont be stingy about saying it. Say it often and without reservation.

2. You make that outfit look awesome. Dont say a dress looks good on her. That emphasizes the dress looking good. Rather say, You make that dress look good. She is the object of your affection not the dress. Its a subtle but powerful twist on an outdated compliment.

3. I want to get your perspective on this issue. This compliment tells your wife her mind is attractive to you. Being involved in a difficult decision that youre facing will draw out of her a complemental wisdom that she can add to your life. She will feel like you value her partnership.

4. Youre a beautiful woman. Dont say, I like you the way you are. The subliminal suggestion is that there is something flawed youre willing to live with. Instead, say, My attraction to you has only grown through the years, you get better and better.

5. You make me want to be a better man. I borrowed this line from the movie, As Good As It Gets, but this is probably the most successfully crafted compliment a man can give. I just wish I would have said it first. This compliment is the essence of the complementary relationship a wife has with her husband.

6. The intimacy of my eyes are for you. This compliment reassures her you only have eyes for her. This compliment is reinforced when you are with your wife in public but your gaze stays with her, and your attention is fixated upon her needs.

Really, a wife is a reflection of her husbands ability to compliment her. His words are like the seeds of a farmer that return the harvest he desired when he planted the crop. Remember: its a fantasy to expect a harvest you havent sown a seed to have.

Ask yourself: is my wife confident in herself? If not, begin today to evaluate the words you speak over her. Sow into her kind, affirming words and watch as she transforms into a confident, mature woman.