The Power of Affirmation
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Matt and Lisa JacobsonMatt Jacobson was an executive in the publishing industry for 25 years and has been a teaching elder/pastor at Tumalo Bible Fellowship for the past 16 years. Matt is also the founder and teacher at FaithfulMan.com, an online social media community focusing on the topics of marriage, parenting, and biblical teaching. He is the author of 100 Words of Affirmation Your Wife Needs to Hear and 100 Ways to Love Your Wife. He lives with his wife,...more
Matt and Lisa Jacobson talk about the power of words in marriage. Lisa remembers a time when she complimented Matt, only to learn how ugly he felt as a child growing up.
The Power of Affirmation
Bob: I mean—
Lisa: Appreciate it.
Bob: I mean, yes; I just want to affirm you and make you feel good. [Laughter]
Matt: We feel affirmed.
Lisa: Good; good.
Bob: Thank you guys for being here.
Matt: It’s been great to be here.
Lisa: Right; thank you.
Matt: What a blessing. Thank you.
Bob: Let me encourage listeners, who are saying, “I don’t even know where to start.” Here’s an action point: get a copy of Matt and Lisa’s books, 100 Words of Affirmation Your Husband Needs to Hear; 100 Words of Affirmation Your Wife Needs to Hear. Read through it, pick five that you can start with, and just start saying these things to each other. We’ve got copies of the books in our FamilyLife Today Resource Center. You can order the books from us, online, at FamilyLifeToday.com; or you can call 1-800-FL-TODAY to order by phone.
Again, the titles of the books: 100 Words of Affirmation Your Husband Needs to Hear; 100 Words of Affirmation Your Wife Needs to Hear. We’ll send you both books when you order them. Again, order, online, at FamilyLifeToday.com; or call 1-800-358-6329—that’s 1-800-“F” as in family, “L” as in life, and then the word, “TODAY,” to get your copies of Matt and Lisa’s books.
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And I hope you have a great weekend. I hope you and your family are able, in some form or fashion, to worship together with your local church this weekend. I hope you can be here on Monday when we’re going to meet a woman, who always dreamed of being a mom until that dream was taken away from her temporarily. We’ll meet Heather DeJesus Yates and talk about how she has become a mother of thousands. I hope you can tune in for that.
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