Practical Ways to Show Love to Your Husband

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  1. Accept Your husband as your leader (I Corinthians 11:3) and praise the leadership qualities that he has. See to it that you respect your husband (Ephesians. 5:33).
  2. When your husband is talking, show attentiveness by looking at him. Give him preference to stop what you are doing to listen. (Romans 12:10).
  3. Affirm your husband’s protection for you spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Show interest and believe in his goals, ideals and achievements.
  4. Go to him for advice in areas you should be spending your time. Ask him to help you say , “no” and “yes” when he sees that you need it (Numbers 30:8).
  5. Be content with the basic provisions that he can provide for you. (1 Timothy 6:6). Don’t compare what you have with what other “get” to have.
  6. Show loyalty to him as your spiritual leader. Seek his insight and advice for daily problems and spiritual insight. DON’T show greater spiritual loyalty to another spiritual leader (I Corinthians 14:34-35).
  7. Help your children to learn to honor and trust their father (Eph. 6:2) by speaking highly of him, praying for him and by thanking him in the presence of the children. Two things that will destroy loyalty to dad and must be avoided:
    • Complaining during the day about things he has not done or anything  about Dad (Phil. 2:14)
    • Voicing fears about things he will do (1 Peter 3:6)
  8. Send him off to work with a kiss…or more (Song of Songs 8:1-3). Compliment your husband on his masculinity. Flirt with your husband. Tell him specifically how you are interested in him (Song of Songs 5:10-16)
  9. Make sure that his priorities are your priorities. The heart of the husband of the Proverbs 31 woman trusted in his wife. That was a good thing! (Proverbs 31:11, 29)
  10. Be home when your husband arrives. Talk to the kids about how to greet Daddy. Greet him warmly with a kiss. Make an environment in which he wants to come home.
  11. Do something special for your husband that he likes (Philippians 2:3). This could include the following or some of your own:
    • A note or a card from you and/or the kids.
    • Getting dressed up for him/special nightie .
    • Special meal or dessert that he really loves.
    • A special date of something that he likes to do.
    • Save up and buy him something he has been wanting.
  12. Be a good steward of any finances for which you have been given responsibility. (Proverbs 31:11)
  13. Understand when he spends personal time with God. God made man to have fellowship with Him first. (Matthew 6:33)
  14. Remember that your body does not belong to you, but it belongs to your husband, and should meet his needs. Intimacy should never be used to manipulate, but cause a sense of oneness as a couple (1 Corinthians 7:4).
  15. Allow him time with the kids even if this is wrestling before bedtime!
  16. Be sensitive to his pressures of life: work, husband duties, daddy duties and ministry. Pray for him. Be his most avid advocate at the throne of grace (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
  17. Thank him often and for everything (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
  18. Don’t say, “I told you so” if your husband makes a decision different than you would have made, and fails. Being a good leader requires making mistakes. Love is patient, kind and not arrogant. (I Corinthians 13:4). Encourage him in his leadership efforts.