Sometimes it is so hard to love your husband when he is not doing what you want at the moment and we get angry at them. Then we start thinking about all his faults and how much he doesn’t love us when we don’t realize that yes he does love us. They do care for us-generally speaking because there really are men out there who are selfish and don’t love their wives as Christ loves the church- they do want what is best for us and for the moments we spend griping and complaining that hubby said that he would like us to wait on something or that no we can’t do that at the moment or he disagrees with us for some reason, we get mad. But is that the proper response of a Christian wife? Let’s see what the Bible says about it.
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5:22-24, 33 esv
SO what can we do about it when we are mad? First we need to ask for forgiveness for our attitude. Second, Pray for our loving attitudes to come out and to serve our husbands. Third, to remember why we love our husbands. I had put down in my 101 things list to write out 101 things I love about my hubby to remind me that he does love me and care for me. Writing out a list of all the ways your hubby has helped you and served you would be a great reminder whenever you’re feeling like he may be selfish or unloving. Remember he may feel the same way-that you don’t love him either. And that is not a good feeling.
So I’m going to list the first ten reasons that I have thought up.
- Good with our kids.
- He helps around the house even when he is sick.
- Patient with me.
- Forgives me alot.
- Let’s me homeschool.
- Wants more kids- a shared goal.
- Supports my oil business.
- Will take 4 of the 5 kids out so youngest and I can get a nap.
- Supports my extended breastfeeding.
- Helps out his grandpa alot.
What some ways that your hubby shows that he loves you? How can you show him that you appreciate him?