I don't know about you but sometimes I forget that my marriage still needs nurturing.
I can get so caught up in the day-to-day that I forget about my wedding vows. Some days my poor husband takes a back seat to my other responsibilties around the house. I am trying to be more sensitive to this and make an effort to change it.
There are some very simple ways to do so:
Kiss, Tell, Listen & Pray.
Everyone knows that men are very physical creatures. That being so it is very important we as wives show them love in that way. Whether it is a kiss, an embrace, a neck rub, or some private time together, he will definitely appreciate the advances.
Another way to show your man you appreciate him is by telling him. Write him a sweet message via text, facebook, or post-it. Mark up the bathroom mirror in lipstick or soap. Send him a hand-written love letter or simply talk to him about how much you love him. Letting him know you appreciate his hard work can lift him up and give him the strength and courage of a thousand men.
Women aren't the only ones who like to talk. It is important to anyone and everyone that they be heard. Being a good listener does not come naturally, just ask any 2 year old! Listening well takes a lot of practice and I am still learning, to be quite honest. I do know for a fact that my husband truly loves when I listen to him. When he comes home from hard day of work and has to vent, he turns to me. Putting away all the distractions and listening intently shows that I care.
Lastly, a marriage takes three participants: husband, wife, and God. Be sure to invite God into your marriage daily. Pray for your marriage and your husband. When you need help in marriage, in life...pray.
Join me in the romance challenge!
Try to show your husband some love this Valentine season. Plant a seed and watch it grow.
...Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. ”
Matthew 17:20 NIV