An important aspect of teaching our daughters about true love is modeling a Christian marriage for them. As I nurture my relationship with my husband, I hope to set an example of love and commitment that they can follow in their own future marriages.
Here are seven ideas of simple things we as wives can do to show our love to our husbands.
1. Pray for him. We know our husband better than anyone else does – the areas in which he struggles, the decisions he’s facing, the dreams and goals he has. What better way to help and serve our husbands than by taking these things to the throne of grace and uplifting him in prayer.
2. Tell him. Every day give verbal affirmation to your husband of your love for him. Thank him for the things he provides for your family and let him know that you are proud of him.
3. Write notes. Put a “love note” in his lunch or his pants pocket so that he will find it during the day or attach a sticky note to the bathroom mirror. Send him a quick e-mail at work just to let him know you are thinking about him.
4. Greet him happily when he comes home at the end of the day. Don’t make him delve into deep conversation right away; save any necessary discussions for later in the evening.
5. Do the little things without being asked. If you know he needs a shirt ironed, have it ready for him. See what you can provide that he might need to get through his day.
6. Be interested in his interests. Try to learn a little about his favorite sport or hobby so that you can talk intelligently with him about it.
7. Let him be himself. Don’t compare him to others. Don’t ask him to do things you know he won’t enjoy or put him in situations you know will make him uncomfortable.
I always feel like I could do so much better in encouraging my husband and showing my love and support for him. Just posting this list challenges me in this are!
How do you encourage your husband? I’d love to hear your ideas!
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What a wonderful post! I loved this!
Great ideas! I especially love the one about letting him have some time before you bring up family conflicts and stuff. Gives him a chance to unwind after his day! Boy, who wants to come home and be greeted with a bunch of complaints the minute you walk in the door?
Also love the one about letting him be himself. After all, isn't that why we married them? Because we loved them, not because we expected to change them!
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Muthering Heights says
What a sweet post! Your daighters will be such sweet wives someday if they keep these things in mind. 🙂
We all need to be reminded from time to time about these things. I want my husband to LOVE comeing home and being with us.
Alicia, The Snowflake says
Great advice! It's so important to let our husbands know just how much we care. Thanks for that great reminder today!
Great reminders and ideas ~ thanks for sharing! I love leaving little notes in his lunchbox or around the house.
Oh, my goodness – I just wrote on my personal blog today asking for ideas about marriage. Thank you! This is a great list 🙂
What a nice list! I can say that I pray for my husband ALL the time, as we're facing some serious challenges right now in our lives. And we definitely tell each other that we love each other constantly.
Actually, I never thought about the importance of saving complaints and problems for another time until lately. I'm the one who works outside the home and he's the one who takes care of his father during the day. And you know, I have to say that it is difficult to be faced with problems and complaints as soon as I see him. I get worked up just as I would had I been there during the situation in question. So there's definitely something to be said for this!!!
Great ideas to live by!
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What a wonderful post and great reminder! I needed this today. Thank you!
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This was wonderfull. I'm going to leave a note in his pants pocket tommorow
Occasionally I'll cook one of his favourite dinners and light candles and put on soft music after the kids are in bed and we have a "date" without leaving the house or having to get a babysitter. My husband thinks this is wonderful 🙂