This post has been a long time in coming! I promised more of these ideas back in July. Ugh. How time flies! I apologize for taking so long in getting this to you!
For those who need a refresher or didn’t see the last post with suggestions #1 and #2, check it out. This will still be here when you finish. 😊
#3. Have a weekly date night.
When we were first encouraged to do this, I wasn’t sure at first that we could afford the time, but the rewards have been worth the effort! A couple needs to have time to talk, to plan, to reconnect and listen—and this doesn’t just happen on its own. You must intentionally plan and execute this.
You needn’t spend a lot of money. You can get coffee, take a walk, watch the sunset, etc. The important thing is that you are together without children and other distractions. A tip: if you need to get a babysitter, I found that it’s easier to line up one person to stay with your children every week, instead of trying to find a sitter each week.
#4. Accomplish his top priority daily.
Ask your husband what is the one thing he wants you to do each day, even if you can’t get anything else done. In the spirit of doing the most important things first, do it early in the day, so you can make sure it happens.
Many husbands want supper on the table when they get home from work. I was so glad when my husband said he wanted the bed made! That only takes five minutes. I could do this!
#5. Seek to please him (not your girlfriends!)
Have you ever thought about the fact that most women dress for other women? That’s probably true because women are better about giving us feedback than our men are.
Has your husband expressed something he’d like you to wear (or not wear)? Or change something you do? Be on time? Clean out your car? Those were two of my husband’s issues. I was habitually late. I had to work on changing that (for him and so I wouldn’t be rude to others). I’m now better, because I did listen to his suggestions and worked on changing my habits.
We all know how trashed out the family car can get! Tim would tell me to make the kids carry in trash and stuff every time we got home. It took a lot of training, for me and for them, but now I really do appreciate an uncluttered vehicle.
#6. Listen to and follow his advice
We need to respect our husbands and realize that they often can see the forest, when we women can’t see past the trees. Listen to your man! Then at least try to follow his advice.
I really believe that one of the reasons that our children turned out as well as they did was because I listened to and tried to follow Tim’s advice (well, a lot of the time anyway).
I know there are plenty of ways a wife can show her husband that he’s her number one person on earth! These are just a few that I’ve tried, and they helped strengthen our marriage.
What are some of the things that you do to communicate that to your man?