Sometimes I feel like our life story is mimicing some chapters straight out of the book of Job. Seasons of long-suffering and tremendous trials have definitely taken a toll in our marriage. Life is hard.
Life as a Christian can be even harder because we’re a threat to the Enemy. There’s a target on our back and Satan is looking to destroy us and our marriage. But I’ve chosen to fight back hard knowing that I have the power of the Living God within me.
But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. 1 John 4:4 NLT
Regardless of what my husband and I face in this life, I will chose to show him love no matter what comes our way.
10 Simple Ways to Show Your Husband You Love Him
1. Speak words of life into the heart of his soul.
Encouragement goes a long way in marriage, especially when life gets trying. Let your husband know you’re proud of him and you think highly of him. Commend his efforts in his role as provider, husband, and father. Every person I know needs to hear words of encouragement and affirmation. Be the person in your husband’s life who does this for him.
2. Tell him you’re honored to be his wife.
Tell him that you’d say ‘yes’ to him all over again! This is a fine habit to make in your marriage and it’s never too late to start.
3. Tell him you need him.
My husband is a huge help to me when it comes to computers and technology (and a host of other things). When I let him know I need his help because I can’t figure something out, he feels like Superman. Everyone likes to feel needed.
4. Let him know he’s a wonderful lover.
I’ll let you fill in the blanks on this one.
5. Hug and kiss him passionately on a regular basis.
Even though I’ve been married for almost 17 years this doesn’t mean I can’t act like I’m a newlywed!
6. Let him know you believe in him.
Is there a Goliath in his life? A big trial he’s trying to conquer? Be his biggest cheerleader.
7. Go the extra mile for him.
Fix him his favorite meal on just any old day of the week. Personally, I’m not the greatest cook in the world and sometimes my meals don’t turn out too well, so I always have a backup plan- his favorite dessert! This shows him he’s worth my time and effort.
8. Ask him how you can pray for him.
As Believers, we’re living in a spiritual battle. I’ve made it my aim to battle life with him as his ally rather than act like his enemy. Praying for him let’s your guy know you’re in his corner.
9. Let him know you’re sweet on him.
On occassion, bring home his favorite candy bar, coffee drink, or dessert. Go one step further and send him a flirty text message or leave him a love note.
10. Thank him.
Having a heart of gratitude toward your man can do wonders for him. Many times a husband could easily feel so unappreciated. I do my best to thank my husband whenever he takes me to dinner, or fills my car up with gas, or moves the furniture around in the house! Want to show him even more love? Kiss him after you’ve thanked him!
Not only will these simple ways show your husband you love him but they’ll also strengthen your marriage!