"R"  - Respond to Him Enthusiastically 

Positive words are great, but they are not enough. It's important for  your actions to show how much you support and love your husband. Affirming looks, smiles, touches, hugs, kisses, and sexual intimacy (initiated by you!) are priceless. To the contrary,  the roll of your eyes, the tightening of your lips, and an exasperated sigh will tell your husband that you're disappointed. Let the light in your eyes, the spring in your step, and the smile on your lips show how much you adore him. Give him no reason to doubt that you are his greatest fan.

Cindi McMenamin is a national speaker and author of several books including When Women Walk Alone (more than 100,000 copies sold), When A Woman Inspires Her Husband and When Couples Walk Together: 31 Days to a Closer Connection, which she co-authored with her husband, Hugh.  For free articles of encouragement to strengthen your soul or your marriage, see www.StrengthForTheSoul.com.

Publication date: March 11, 2013