100 Ways to Show Love for Your Husband


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Valentine’s Day is just two days away. It is a fun time to remember those we love the most. We’ll celebrate it with flowers, candy, date nights, jewelry, and even marriage proposals. Sadly, my husband is scheduled to work this Valentine’s Day. Fortunately, celebrating love is not reserved for one day a year. There’s always a reason to celebrate your love. Here are a few ways to always show  your love for your husband. 

 (I challenge a gentleman out there to come up with a list of ways to show love for your wife.)

 

  1. Always give him a big hug and kiss when he comes home (not a peck.)
  2. Hold hands whenever you can.
  3. Make eye contact frequently.
  4. Always wear your wedding ring.
  5. Tuck a love note in his pocket or briefcase, or stick it on his dashboard.
  6. Schedule frequent date nights.
  7. Stop on the way home from work to buy his favorite dessert.
  8. Call him at work just to say you were thinking about him.
  9. Listen, really listen to him.
  10. Be the first to say you are sorry, and really mean it.
  11. Take out the trash yourself.
  12. Watch football with him.
  13. Take a dance class together.
  14. Tell him that he’s handsome.
  15. Write your love story in a pretty journal and give it to him.
  16. Tell him what a great provider he is.
  17. Recreate your first date or other special memory.
  18. Make a really big deal of your anniversary.
  19. And his birthday.
  20. Take a shower together.
  21. Exercise together.
  22. Start a hobby you both love, like photography.
  23. Surprise him with tickets to his favorite sporting event.
  24. Make a list of why you love him, then give him the list.
  25. Make sure he gets some breakfast, or tuck a granola bar in his pocket.
  26. Tie his tie for him.
  27. Bring home a bottle of wine for no special reason.
  28. Skip the news and go to bed early.
  29. Sit next to each other instead of on opposite ends of the couch.
  30. Create a play list of romantic music you know your husband will enjoy.
  31. Compliment him in front of others.
  32. Leave a sweet comment on his Facebook wall.
  33. Go for a walk together.
  34. Plant a tree together and talk about how your love for him will continue to grow, like the tree.
  35. Light a candle at dinner time.
  36. When sitting at a table play footsie with him.
  37. Give him a massage or back rub.
  38. Meet for lunch during the week.
  39. Do something unexpected for him.
  40. Wash his car.
  41. Give him some space.
  42. Play a game with him, like backgammon.
  43. Sit next to him at a restaurant, not across from him.
  44. Praise him in front of the kids.
  45. Take coffee to him before he gets out of bed.
  46. Keep lots of photos of the two of you.
  47. Run your fingers through his hair when watching a movie.
  48. Tell him what you admire about him.
  49. Love his parents and siblings.
  50. Defend him to those who disrespectfully talkabout
  51. Pump your own gas and get your own oil changed.
  52. Make his favorite meal, for no particular reason.
  53. Get a couple’s massage.
  54. Invite him to take a bubble bath with you, complete with the candles and wine.
  55. Turn down his side of the bed and put a mint on the pillow.
  56. Write him a short poem or love letter then use Google Translator to translate the poem into French. (Give him the translation too.)
  57. Always look like a lady. Keep yourself fixed up for him. Do you hair and put on something nice, even if you’ve been cleaning the house all day.
  58. Drop off and pick up his dry cleaning.
  59. Put effort in to keep yourself in good shape so he’s proud to be with you.
  60. Bring him a glass of water or tea when he’s been working in the heat.
  61. Rub his feet when you’re watching TV.
  62. Set a picture of the two of you as the background on your phone.
  63. Let go of the small stuff. We all have annoying habits and preferences that are different from our husband’s.
  64. Work to get rid of habits that annoy him.
  65. Be a cheerleader for his successes.
  66. Tell him you love him and like him.
  67. Brag about him to others.
  68. When arguing, realize he has feelings also.
  69. Focus on what he’s doing right, instead of the negatives.
  70. Compliment him often.
  71. Flirt with him.
  72. Stop doing the dishes and slow dance with him in the kitchen.
  73. Don’t overcommit yourself. Leave time for him.
  74. Read the Five Love Languages together.
  75. Purposefully try to understand his feelings—even when you disagree with him.
  76. Show interest in his friends giving him some time with them
  77. Show interest in what he feels is important in life.
  78. Give him special time with you apart from the children.
  79. Find ways to show him you need him.
  80. Admit your mistakes; don’t be afraid to be humble. Peel away your pride.
  81. Email or text him when he’s at work, telling him how much you love him.
  82. Surprise him with a fun gift of some kind that he’d really enjoy.
  83. Reserve some energy for him so you’re not so tired when he wants you sexually.
  84. Take special notice for what he has done for you and the family.
  85. Honor him in front of the children.
  86. Get life insurance on yourself.
  87. Surprise him with a full tank of gas.
  88. Look out for his health. Schedule his dental appointments and yearly check-up.
  89. Buy a gift card to his favorite lunch restaurant then slip it into his wallet.
  90. Do little things for him—let him sleep in, iron his shirt, etc.
  91. Don’t belittle his intelligence or be cynical in your words with him.
  92. Initiate sex periodically. And respond more often.
  93. Go to a marriage seminar or retreat together.
  94. Sometimes let him enjoy his day off work without having to “work” at home.
  95. Sit with him while he’s watching TV—even if the program doesn’t interest you.
  96. Thank God for him.
  97. Trust him.
  98. Help your husband to be the Spiritual head at home.
  99. Pray for him
  100. Pray together.

 

May the Lord richly bless you marriage.

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10 thoughts on “100 Ways to Show Love for Your Husband

  1. Hey Julie. This is so great. I have another idea or two, if I might??

    Don’t ever get your feelings hurt by him forgetting your anniversary. Instead, plan the special occasion yourself for the two of you.
    I started this practice when we first got married, because so many of my friends were always disappointed if their husband forgot. I either planned a weekend getaway or just a special evening out. After only a couple of years, my husband was the one planning the anniversary dates; still does.
    He also created an anniversary song playlist, of songs special to us, that we listen to every year. The list continually grows.

    I created a special anniversary scrapbook and update it annually.

    So fun to do special things for the one you love. Thanks for all the terrific ideas and motivation to do better, Julie!

    Reply

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