The Power of Encouragement – Featuring Michael Manning

How To Connect With Your Spouse During The Holidays

Do words of encouragement build you up?

Yeah, me too!

(Suzanne here!) I’m super excited to be joined by my special guest today, our oldest son, Michael. In this episode, he’s sharing with you how the power of encouraging words has impacted his life.

Michael is our first son after having four girls. He’s currently working on a marketing degree at the University of Arkansas. Michael is a natural-born leader, and he loves to be part of a team. Any challenge put in front of him he manages to find a way to succeed. His love language of the five love languages is words of affirmation.

I’m so excited to talk all about the value of encouragement from a kid’s perspective (even though he is a young adult now), how he is impacted by them, and how you can effectively encourage your children as well.

Hebrews 3:13 says, “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”

We are called to encourage our kids all the time, everyday!

This episode is packed with valuable information, so be sure to tune in!

In today’s episode, you’ll hear:

  • How encouragement will change your child from the inside out.
  • What encouraging words were said to him as a kid that he remembers most.
  • How he was encouraged in his schoolwork and in his relationship with Jesus.
  • How there were particular times he did NOT feel encouraged and the impact it had on him growing up.
  • How HE now encourages others even though it sometimes doesn’t feel very easy to do.
  • One question that helps him be able to effectively encourage others.
  • How being “listened to” plays into encouragement.
  • Plus, the one thing he would tell other parents about how to best encourage their kids.

Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

Parents, GOOD JOB! Keep encouraging and continue to “up your game” of encouragement! Your children will be different and better for it!

I loved chatting with Michael about encouraging words, and I am so impressed with his ability to communicate about this topic so well. I’m excited to hear how this challenges you to intentionally encourage your kids.

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How To Connect With Your Spouse During The Holidays

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