Love Bears All Things
I was 20 years old when I first said ‘I love you’ to my sweet man. I was smitten and in love. It seems so long ago and yet, the love I feel for him today is deeper and stronger than I ever thought possible. How could I be so lucky to snag him all those years ago? Luck as you know had nothing to do with it. He’s the blessing God had planned for me. Just as God knows the numbered hairs on my head, He also knew I needed someone who would be strong, kind, protective, supportive, thoughtful and who loves fiercely. I’m so thankful my sweet man is all of those things. God gave me someone to love and adore.
God’s Word tells us in 1 Corinthians 13:7, “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”
Love with an Everlasting Love
My husband leads our family with Christ at the center. Our commitment to the Lord, to each other, and to our family keeps us from being ensnared by worldly things and allows us to focus on eternal things. We aren’t perfect by any stretch and we don’t always agree on everything, but I love him with an everlasting love. That’s what I want our marriage to reflect. I want to love my husband just like Christ loves me.
Jeremiah 31:3 says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”
Here are 7 ways to show your husband you love and adore him.
- Hold his hand whenever you have an opportunity.
- Tell him you love him and thank him for what he does for you.
- Pray for him and with him.
- Send him a text or write a little note with an extra love affirmation.
- Speak words of encouragement to him on a daily basis.
- Plan a date night at home, complete with dinner and a movie.
- Make time for meaningful conversation and really listen to him.
There are so many ways to show your husband how much you love and appreciate him. And while the list is not exhaustive, it’s a great place to start.
I am blessed by my sweet man. I love his heart for the Lord; I’m thankful he loves me more today than when he married me, and I love that he is a godly husband, father and grandfather. So grateful we get to do this life together.
How do you honor the people you love the most? How do you show your husband you love and adore him?
Here’s a complimentary love printable to share.
Dear Lord, Thank you so much for your unconditional love. I am so grateful that you brought us together so many years ago, and I’m even more thankful that YOU are the focal point of our marriage. You cover us in love, grace, and mercy and You make the impossible, possible. May we continue to grow in your ways and spread love everywhere we go. In your Precious Name, Amen.
Laura Thomas says
This is such a sweet, encouraging post, Mitzi! You two are just adorable! I married my husband at the tender age of 20 also… and it just keeps getting better! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from #byhisgracebloggers
Thank you so much for your sweet words. Our marriage keeps getting better and better too and I’m so thankful God put my sweet man and I together. It’s an adventure for sure and making sure we’re on the same page is so important. Sometimes it’s the small things that make the biggest impact. Blessings to you sweet friend.
Great, practical tips! I’m more on starting end of my marriage journey, but it’s never too early to start!
Thank you for your sweet comments. Marriage is a journey and it’s seasons of learning and growing together. These are just some of the ways I can show my sweet man how much he means to me and how thankful I am God put us together. Blessings to you.
What a great post! It is so important to make our husbands feel loved. I can sometimes be great at letting my husband know he is appreciated and loved in a way that makes sense to ME but I need to show love to him in ways that are meaningful for him. We can get so busy sometimes it is easy to forget to do those little things to show him my love. He’s far better at that than I am surprisingly!!
You are so right. My sweet man is a practical, no fuss kind of guy. What might seem important to me, in terms of showing him how much I love and appreciate him, is not what always what he needs. So I really have to hone in on what makes him happy and is meaningful. Thankfully, we’re pretty much on the same page. Thank you for sharing. Blessings to you.
I try to make sure I do a few of these throughout the day. Sometimes I forget though. Thanks for the ideas! Love has to be nurtured.
Thank you so much. Love does have to be nurtured–it’s about the little things. God calls us to love others and loving our husbands and our families requires our commitment and focus. It’s a work of heart. Blessings to you.
Mitzi, it sounds to me like your marriage is a beautiful ministry – to each other, but also to those who see you both in action. Praise the Lord!
Thank you so much! We are very committed to one another and work everyday to be a blessing to the other. Marriage is a work of heart for sure.
Blessings to you.
I love this! Thank you for sharing!!
You are so welcome. God wants us to show others, and particularly our families, how much they mean to us. Blessings to you.
Kat | Dearly Loved Child says
I show my husband I love him by thanking him for how hard he works to provide each day. I pray for him daily, and I love planning date nights for us. Thank you for your tips–these are all wonderful reminders!
You are so welcome. It’s the little things that mean so much to others and for me too. Blessings to you.