The 7 Day Facebook Marriage Challenge

About a month ago I wrote a post about how important it is that you praise your spouse … everyday. Part of my post included these words, “I mentioned while teaching a marriage class recently, if there was one thing that could make an immediate positive impact on your marriage, it would be praising your spouse, and you can’t heap it on too think!”

I still believe that!

Your husband/wife need lots of praise.  The problem is, most people will agree that they need to praise their spouse more, but won’t put out much effort to do so.  So I’m thinking a challenge is in order.

After reading my post that I mentioned above, one of my friends, Carol, decided that she was going to use her Facebook status to publicly praise her husband Fred for the next 25 days. I looked this morning, she did an amazing job.  Fred must have loved checking his Facebook page everyday and seeing what sweet thing Carol had said about him. I love what she did. What would happen if you put a real effort into praising your spouse for the next 7 days … both publicly and privately?

So here’s the Facebook Marriage Challenge … starting tomorrow and for the next 7 days, use your Facebook status to say something you love about your spouse. Surely once a day for the next 7 days you can publicly praise your spouse.  If you don’t do Facebook, then leave your spouse a note that they can find find it for the next 7 days.  If you do Facebook and your spouse does not, then go ahead and use your Facebook, but let them know what you are writing. Never be ashamed to proclaim to the world your love for your spouse.

So you up for the challenge? I think it will be cool to see dozens of Facebook status updates that are praising their spouses.

Help me spread the word about the 7 Day Facebook Marriage Challenge. If you accept the challenge, link this post on Facebook and say, “I accept the challenge.”

 

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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. Trey Morgan tagged this post with: , Read 1182 articles by
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  1. David says:

    I did this last week and got in trouble. My wife did NOT want me calling attention to her on Facebook, even though I do periodically. I think I will go the way of the note…

  2. John Clemmons says:

    O.K., I’m in and I’ve posted mine as a note on my FB wall. So, where’s your’s Trey? Don’t leave all of us guys hangin’ out to dry lookin’ like emotional lubby dubbies alone. Man Up!

  3. John Clemmons says:

    Trey,
    I’ve read that it takes 30 days to break a habit and 30 days to start a new habit. Maybe we should step up the challenge to one of 30 days so that it might become a habit for us. My anniversary is coming up on the 17th of August so I should be able to get in at least another 20 or so. Watch out, you might have started a dangerous habit.

  4. Patty Simmons says:

    I thank God for giving us you, to open up our eyes and point out what’s important in life. Yes time to praise our loved ones and appreciate them more. Thank you Mr Morgan, I look up to you and your wife for you guys rock solid marriage I want that. Looking forward to the next seven days.

  5. Robin says:

    I’m not married but I completely agree! More marriages could probably be saved if spouses did more praise of each other instead of fault finding or complaining! I’m going to “tweek” the challenge a bit and say that I’m going to praise someone in my life every single day! I think the entire world can benefit from this, not just married couples! Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you can’t find someone to praise every day! I’m also a teacher and school is starting up soon and I think we teachers can take those difficult kids we all have each year and find one thing to praise them for daily too. So, let’s get the praisin’ on! :)

  6. Kela says:

    This is already an ongoing thing for my husband and I on facebook. We’ve been told that the “friendly banter” gets a little too…lets just say it isn’t rated G. But it really isn’t that bad! They’re just hatin’ 😉

  7. Lur says:

    We have always left ‘sweet nothing notes’ for each other. When Larry was working nights a long time ago and taking a sandwich to eat at work, I would put a love note inside his sandwich and he loved finding them.

    I am taking the challenge and challenging my friends by sharing this link on FB

  8. monica white says:

    I’m in! I’ve only been married a year but nothing wrong with keeping in good practice!

  9. Aluce Milhollon says:

    Love this idea… Carol is a dear friend, she has set the bar for us all. God Bless..

  10. Joy Hall says:

    I’m in!!

  11. Sarah Sutherland says:

    My aunt spread the word to our family so we’ve decided to join!! Thank you!

  12. preacherman says:

    “Her husband praises her on Facebbok.” Prov 32. My new favorite verse.

  13. I doubt if my husband would do this for me. He not only refuses to put his marital status on Facebook and Twitter but he won’t remove female work colleagues (now his friends) he has on Facebook with whom he’s behaved inappropriately with. He claims he’s worried they’ll get upset.

    As a result nobody out there knows he’s married and two women on his twitter page have uploaded pictures of themselves in ‘suggestive’ poses – one in a bikini and one showing two much up top and posing as if she’s advertising a dirty website.

    What do you folks think of that? And what would Trey say to my husband?

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  15. Blake says:

    Trey, I am in the Military and am currently Deployed to Iraq, for my third time, I saw this on a friend’s facebook page, and thought to myself, wha a GREAT idea, since the only conversation time I get with my wife is on facebook, she is the best, thing that’s ever happened to me, any woman that can stand by her husband and be supportive during 3 deplyments is a GREAT WOMAN. So, much that I call her my WONDER WIFE!! I am going to accept the challenge, what an AWESOME concept, thank’s for the inspiration!!

    • Trey Morgan says:

      Blake … first, thank you for what you do. We appreciate you serving our country. Secondly, I’m glad you have Facebook to communicate and I’m glad you’re taking the challenge.

    • Ashley says:

      How sweet =] I’m a military wife also and although have not been through a deployment yet… I think that she would HIGHLY LOVE you expressing your love and how much she means to you! We need that extra boost once in a while, She will definately love this idea!! I know I would!

  16. Ashley says:

    I’m def. accepting this challenge although i already write him little notes to hope his day goes well=], I’m going to change it up and do what you say! I think he would enjoy it!

  17. Lorri Parker says:

    I am a newlywed and I definitely accept this challenge, yet it doesn’t seem like a challenge to me because I love to praise my husband!

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