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Don't Forget About Your Hubby

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You may wonder why a blog about offering encouragement to moms would tell you not to forget about your hubby. Your husband should be the biggest support and encourager you have. The mistake that many moms make is to think that the support and encouragement will always come from him without giving him anything in return.

Sometimes in the thick of infancy, diapers and midnight feedings the last thing on your mind is giving attention to your husband as well. You think you have nothing left to give. What you may not realize is that attention to your husband is actual a gift to yourself. The refuge of the intimacy is more rewarding than draining. I have found that my husband is the most giving man in the world. Time spent with him is always life-giving. The closeness we share will endure way beyond our child rearing years.

If it has been a long time since you have connected with your husband, make a plan to have some time. It does not have to be a date away. Our time when our children were young was between 8:00 and 10:00 pm, between the children's bedtime and our bedtime. The time spent will render big rewards.

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