I shared on Tuesday that I was going to be focusing on marriage this month. I shared a post on Love your husband well. Go read that if you missed it. I’ve been thinking about my attitude towards marriage. I have picked up some of the worlds attitude and have been carrying it around. Take for example this scripture:
the wife [must see to it] that she respects and delights in her husband [that she notices him and prefers him and treats him with loving concern, treasuring him, honoring him, and holding him dear]. Eph. 5:33 AMP.
The world would scoff at those words and honestly I have too. Loving your husband has almost become a dirty word. God is calling me to more. I want MORE of Him and His attitude in me. I want to LOVE like He loves.
We’re going to break down the verse and see how to practically apply it to our lives. I am going to move respect down the list. Not because I want to ignore it, because it’s extremely important. I need more time to pray and ponder that one.
Today we will focus on taking delight in our husband.
the wife must see to it that she delights in her husband.
I like to define words so that I know what they really mean, not what I think they mean.
1. Verbally praise your him.
2. Know your husbands love language and speak it!
3. Send him random texts surprising him with why you love him.
4. Do something that he wants to do with out complaining.
Is there things you hubby wants you to do with him that you don’t particularly like? If so do it without complaining. It’s even better if you offer to do it before he asks.
5. Enjoy him intimately.
Let’s face it men were created by GOD to want and need sex. We were too, sometimes it just gets lost in the translation. Spend some time and effort working on this area of your marriage and I’m positive he will appreciate you delighting in him in this way. I wrote a blog post on Loving Your Husband Intimately. There is lots of good stuff there. Go check it out.
Love is an action, not a feeling. Do the action and the feelings will follow. It may feel awkward to do these things, but keep it up and it will soon feel natural.