I love my wife! She is my very best friend and the one who I have the honor of doing life together with. We have been on our journey of marriage for eleven and a half years! There have been a lot of great times and frankly some difficult times. There are so many things that I have learned along this journey and have developed a love for discussing marriage and relationships. Obviously being married for eleven years certainly does not qualify me as any expert on the subject. In fact all that I share about marriage does not always play itself out in my own marriage. Simply stated, I don’t always get it right. In fact, that is what makes the journey so fun and exciting. The one thing I do know for a fact it that I love my wife more today than ever. I also know that I want to do anything I can to make her love me more than ever. I begin to think of some ways that men can help their wife to continue to fall in love with them every day of their marriage. Here are ten simple ways to love your wife in a way she will love you more each day!
1) Pray for her daily
This is a simple way to love your wife. Lift her up to Jesus daily. Pray for God’s spirit to lead and guide her. Pray that God will speak clearly to her heart each and every morning. As you begin to pray for her, you will be connecting to her heart on a deeper level than ever before.
2) Write her notes
This is one of those things that is so easy and not time consuming, yet men don’t take this opportunity to affirm your love for your wife. A simple note reminding her that you love her goes a long way in her day!
3) Give her multiple compliments per day
If you love your wife more each day that you are married it should be easy to find wonderful things about her. This is a tough one simply because a man is tired and wants nothing more than to just come home and do your own thing. Try to make it a point to find several good things to point to her each day. In doing this you will build confidence in her.
4) Pick her up something she likes
My wife loves tea from McAlister’s Deli. It doesn’t take that much effort on my part to stop by on the way home and get her one. I don’t do this every day but I try to pick something up two or three times a week that she likes. This is one way of telling her that I love her and I am thinking about her. It doesn’t have to be big or expensive, after all it is really more the thought that counts!
5) Learn to laugh together
One of the greatest joys of marriages is learning how to laugh together. If you can figure out how to be crazy and have fun together her heart will be inclined to you!
6) Do something together that she likes
I can’t begin to tell you how many movies we have watched together late at night. My wife loves watching movies and I love watching them with her. Whatever it is she likes, carve out some time together to do what she wants.
7) Plan a surprise date
This one can be somewhat tricky. I know for us getting someone to watch our four children can be both challenging and expensive. However, from time to time, splurge and hire a sitter. There is nothing like one on one conversation with your wife.
8) Reminisce about earlier years together
There is a reason with every couple that you fell in love with each other. As life and kids and work happens often times we forget those moments and the reasons that we fell for our wife. Think back through those times and reflect, laugh, cry, and enjoy the memories.
9) Give her time away
To be honest, this one is the most difficult at my house. My wife is great at managing our home and taking care of our children. When she leaves it becomes mass chaos. However, she needs time to do her own thing. It doesn’t come often enough, yet make it a point to let your wife go away for a few hours and indulge herself in some quiet time.
10) Tell her you love her every day
Perhaps the most important thing you can do for your wife is to tell her you love her every day. In a culture that is filled with so many distractions, it is important that she knows she has your heart. Every day and preferably multiple times a day, remind her how much you love her and how grateful you are to walk this journey with her.
These certainly are not things that are difficult to do. Men your wife is your greatest treasure and sometimes all she wants is to be treasured! Let’s make sure we are working as hard on connecting with our wife as we are anything else!
Check out my wife’s blog on “10 Ways to Capture Your Husband’s Heart Daily” here: http://nathanlorick.com/10-ways-to-capture-your-husbands-heart-daily/