“…whatever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Cor. 10:31b
Do you recognize and appreciate your husband’s creativity? Or do you criticize and demean his efforts? Instead of negativity, determine to be positive. Perhaps you can help your husband see that his efforts are an opportunity to glorify God.
Is your husband the “creative” type? Does he have any artistic gifts? What is that special “knack” he has? Affirm him for his handiwork – a hobby, music, gardening, tinkering with cars, working with wood, etc. Remember: Even if he doesn’t measure up to your standards, praise his efforts. If your budget allows, buy him a book or magazine that will continue to encourage his special skill or talent.
If you have a hard time finding his “creative side,” understand that men’s creativity sometimes is related to their work. Find something he does to make his job run more smoothly or something he does that adds value to his work…and let him know that you have noticed.
Make his day…Praise his accomplishments in public, while he is listening.
That is EASY. Hubby built most of our house. We built our house; we had sub-contractors do some basics (stand walls, drywall, rough plumb, roof, etc) but most of it we did. I should say Hubby did. ALL THE TILE in the house, doors, windows, light fixtures and so on – so every photos that you see on this blog of the house, Daddy did. Hubby did it all: ALL the landscaping, the patio, the retaining walls, all the trees, all of it.
The boys had a good day. Some reading (Dr Seuss and George); played CandyLand to practice skills. Built robots and played “the Butter Battle Book. Got a little outside time before the wind began to bother Little Brother’s ears; gathered up a bunch of stuff that blew off in all the wind.
Then the boys got to go to a play date at McDonald’s play place, this was a real treat. To be there with other kids to play with, and kids that would play with them and kids that understood Big Brother. It was great. Nothing like a couple of hours with good friends. The mommas had a nice time too – nice to be in a contained setting so we can talk more and chase less. Our family is truly blessed to have such a dear family as friends; it is so free and easy to hang out, and with Big Brother I (we) don’t always get to have easy peaceful and fun times like that.