Mandy is with us again today, sharing some practical ways to make your husband know he is loved on a day to day basis. No matter how long you've been married, we all need to be reminded of these:
Valentine’s Day. For many, this is a day we use to tell our spouses just how much we love them. The card and flower industry makes more money during this week than any other holiday! All of us are searching for ways to share with the one we love just the way we feel.
However, I believe there are some simple ways that we can extend this love for more than just this one, special day. I think we should treat our husbands with this kind of love daily! I want to give you just some simple ways that I do that.
1) Shower him with words of affirmation
My husband thrives on words of affirmation. He loves when I tell him what a great job he is doing for our family. That I appreciate how hard he works. The sacrifices he makes for each of us. I try to give my husband one sentence each day, either through words, email, handwritten notes (that he keeps!), or even text message or Facebook, that let him know I am thinking of him. I think this is a very biblical concept. The Bible tells us to in 1 Thessalonians 5:11 to encourage and build one another up. Hebrews 3:13 says to exhort each other while it is still today. We are not promised tomorrow – so let’s encourage one another while we have an opportunity TODAY!
2) Show him physical affection
Without getting into too much detail, your husband is different then you. God created him with different needs, and some of those are for physical attention. Be sure that you are being affectionate with your husband. Your husband will feel loved when he has your full attention! I work to make this happen in our marriage by being sure I get the house closed up at a decent time, so that I can take the time I need to decompress for the day. When I have given my mind and body time to relax, being affectionate with my husband comes more naturally – much more so then when I am going till the last minute and stressed.
3) Study him out
I think we can take time to study our husband. He probably is not the same man you married a few (or many!) years ago. Chances are, he isn’t even the same person you were married to last week! Just like you, your husband is growing and changing every day. Make sure you take the time to talk – and more importantly listen – to what is going on in his world.
When we take the time to do these three simple things, I think we are on the road to showing our husbands how much we love them, each and every day. When our husbands feel loved, appreciated and cared for in the day to day, then they are able to be the men we need them to be in our homes.
Loving our husband right allows us to worship God and bring HIM the ultimate glory in our marriages.
Mandy is the daughter of the One True King, and Wife to Scott. She is Mama to Rebekah (13), Jared (9) and Elizabeth (6). Mandy is passionate about living a life of Worship to her Creator through her study of the Word of God, her Intimate daily Walk with Jesus, her Marriage, her Motherhood, and her Ministry. She writes about these passions at Women of Worship and also serves behind the scenes at Good Morning Girls. Mandy welcomes you to follow her on Facebook and Pinterest.