I met him when I was 18 on my very first day of college. We attended a small private Bible School and I was the introvert in the room. He drew me out.
I was immediately attracted to his personality. And then his muscular tan legs. He was fun and social-everything I wasn’t.
We instantly became friends. It was three years before we became more than friends, but there was always a strong undercurrent in our relationship.
Then one day, he graduated from college and left for graduate school, I visited him.
We married 87 days later.
I love my husband deeply. I loved him through a very dark period in our marriage. I’ve watched him fight the battle of his life and win. But we’re human. Selfishness creeps in and daily, we must choose love.
The book that made me a better wife: For Women Only, offers startling statistics about our husbands:
1000 men were asked to rate what was MOST important to them-what they really needed the most from their wives, basically, how they felt most loved, the results with #1 being the most important need:
5. I need her to understand my burden to provide/how draining my job is.
4. I need more sex.
3. I need more respect, in public and private.
2. I wish she’d make more of an effort to take care of herself.
And the number one need in the survey (or way we can really love our husbands) ….
1. I want her to know how much I love her.
He loves you. He may not show it the way you want or even need. But at his core, despite poor communication skills or your doubt–he loves you.
And that’s how we can really love our husbands, by accepting and believing in their love for us.
Ten tangible things you can do to really love him:
- Kiss him 5 seconds longer than normal.
- Pray for him.
- Get dressed everyday.
- Ask him about his work; listen to what he says.
- Let him pick the movie.
- Wear that tiny lacy thing in the back of your drawer.
- Tell him you respect him-when he least expects it.
- Randomly ask him a question about the bills or dinner or anything, naked.
- Thank him for leading your family (even if he doesn’t do it like you would).
- Don’t criticize him in front anyone-including your children.
How do you really love your husband?