Our husbands are no different from us in the fact they need to feel loved by us. And in case you need a reminder, love is showed through actions. So far I’ve shared 28 different actions you can take to display love to your spouse. If you missed them, see Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. Here’s the next seven ways to exhibit love to your husband:
29. Purchase him a new Bible or devotional.
Perhaps he’s mentioned a new translation he’d like to try. Or maybe there’s a men’s devotional that you’ve heard a lot of good things about. Do a little research and purchase it for him when your budget allows for it.
30. Next time he is doing a chore or task, ask how you can help.
He may respond he doesn’t need help, but even so, he’ll appreciate the offer. I know there have been times when I would have liked my husband’s help, so certainly he’s felt the same at one time or another. Just his willingness to assist me now and then is a blessing. Seek to serve rather than constantly having the expectation that he serve you. You never know, your helpfulness may trigger him to help you in return (but don’t serve him with this expectation!).
31. When he is showering, surprise him by jumping in with him.
Remember the early days of marriage when being naked together was new and exciting? When was the last time you showered together? Obviously children complicate things in this area, but if they all happen to be napping at the same time, take advantage of it!
32. Encourage him in an area where he feels inadequate.
If your husband hears encouragement and praise from everybody except his wife, he still feels defeated. Hearing encouragement from you is of the utmost importance. He may not appear to appreciate your words, but don’t cease trying to uplift him. Your support is needed in his life.
33. Wink at him when you’re across the room.
What a way to tell him with your body language that you love him, that you still find him attractive, and that you’re glad you married him!
34. Surprise him by purchasing tickets for a movie he’s been looking forward to or a favorite sporting event.
If you have extra cash, work this into your budget. This is also a great date opportunity for the two of you. If you have children, take the initiative to arrange a babysitter for the day/night during the event.
35. Leave an endearing note inside his Bible.
To find out where he’s been reading lately, ask him casually, “So, what book of the Bible have you been reading, lately?” Then, conspicuously leave the note where he’ll find it the next time he opens up to read.