Men loved to be complimented by their wives. Simple compliments like, “Your hair looks nice today,” or “You look handsome in that shirt,” will make your husband’s day.

But men also like to be complimented by other men. Problem is, no man wants to hear, “That shirt really brings out the blue in your eyes,” from another man. That’s a little scary. What men want are manly compliments from other men (grunt here). Nothing will put joy in the heart of a man faster than hearing their buddies (and their wives too) say things like, “You sure are good at gutting a fish, Frank,” or “I sure love your new power washer, Hal. I bet it could rip the asphalt right off the street.”
Or like what happened at church this past Sunday morning, when my buddy Dane caught me by the arm and said, “Dude, I’ve got to tell you, those new tires on your suburban look awesome.” Yip …. that right there was the nicest thing anybody could have said, and I could have floated right out the church door. :)

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Anonymous says:

    I love your Blog! But, I feel that when someone compliments me by saying,"You look great today" makes me feel as tho I don't look great at any other time. How about saying' "You look great!", instead?

  2. Tyler - Building Camelot says:

    Nice one! I haven't received a manly comment in some time so I'll have to try and give one and see how that works.

  3. Brie says:

    Hmmm. I'm a chick, so I suppose I don't give manly compliments by definition. I do brag on my hubby where I know he will see it (or hear about it later). And, while I may not be able to do manly compliments, I completely rock at nerdly compliments. I think that's more important in my chosen line of work, anyway. ::grins::

    Oh, and that Gerb totally brings out the beauty of the purple spandex in that guy's suit. The pink is a nice contrast. ::snorts::

  4. Janice Garrison says:

    Flattery will get you everywhere :)

    Just kidding!! I'm big on compliments, but I never give one unless I mean it.

    So, I think you are a really nice guy and I really like your blog!

    God bless!

  5. Gilbert Kerrigan says:

    I've taught my 2yr old to slap guys on the butt and say, "Nice game." He saw us doing that after a softball game, so I taught him.

    He did it to me yesterday at a furniture store.

  6. Gabrielle Eden says:

    Love that pic – where did you find that? That man looks a little, ah, gender challenged to me!

    I tell guys all the time – love your hair, when they get a new haircut, or love that shirt, when they have new clothes. I know guys care about how they look, a lot! It never seems inappropriate.

  7. preacherman says:

    Great post.

    Where did you get the picture of me? I thought that would never get out!!!!

  8. Gabrielle Eden says:

    OK, I have to tell you this story that taught me about the vanity of men.

    I have this friend, a man who has been just a friend for over twenty years now. We've seen each other through lots of changes. He has seen me go from being a backslidden Christian to coming back to dedication to Christ. He himself has never given himself completely to Christ.

    Anyway, we have enjoyed going out for breakfasts a lot. We like breakfast food so we do breakfast. Many a time after we have finished a meal, he has disappeared into the men's room while I have waited for him by the lobby of the restaurant, waiting to pay, wondering what is taking him so long. He took maybe twenty minutes every time.

    Finally one time we went walking past a vintage clothing store and decided to browse it after going out for breakfast one day.

    I lost him in the store and went looking for him, but found him in a dressing room. He didn't see me watching him but I could see him looking at himself in a mirror, walking back and forth in front of a full length mirror, just wearing his own clothes, not even clothes he was trying on.

    I realized that all this time, when I was waiting for him while he was in the men's room, that he was looking at himself in the mirror.

    What a revelation! Oh the vanity of men! From that day forward I understood that men can be just as vain as women about their appearance – even moreso.

    He stopped spending so much time in the men's room when he realized I had sort of "found him out."

  9. Baptist Man says:

    Way too true! Good post.

  10. Katy says:

    LOL I never knew that about men. Thanks for the education.

  11. Editor says:

    Cool post. I'm linking it on Christian Voices page for others to enjoy.

  12. D. Fuller says:

    I just now read this post. You and I have talked about the smell of new tires before and I knew you would appreciate the comment. It wasn't just lip service though. I really do think those tires look awesome on the burb. I can't wait for mine to wear out so I can get some new ones…LOL

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