A Word to the Wives

 

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Today, I want you to use your imagination. I want you to imagine your husband sitting at his desk or at a quiet place at work. Imagine him lost in thought about how blessed he is to have you as his wife. He holds your framed picture in his hand and moisture begins to pool in his eyes. He is captivated.

All the riches in the world are not to be compared with the jewel I have in this woman, he muses. What did I ever do to deserve her? God has given me such a gift. All our married life, she has done nothing but love me, bring out the best in me, and look out for my best interest. All the guys at the office are envious of our relationship. I see the way their eyes soften when she comes by just to tell me hello, grabs my hand when we’re at office functions, or pecks me on the cheek for no apparent reason. I notice that her loving words to me are in stark contrast to some of the cutting remarks of other wives…and so do my friends. I look around at the accomplishments of my life, but having this woman as my wife is my greatest. Oh sure, there are many women out there in the world who are accomplishing great feats, but my wife…well, she surpasses them all.

What a picture! That’s the woman I want to be, don’t you? And amazingly my words can be the determining factor as to whether this scenario is possible or not. Did you know that there are words your husband longs to hear? Did you know that there are words we should never say?.

Words to Never Say to Your Husband

  1. I told you so.

  2. You just don’t think.

  3. It’s your fault.

  4. What’s wrong with you?

  5. I can’t do anything to please you.

  6. All you care about is yourself.

  7. You never listen to me.

  8. I don’t know why I put up with you.

  9. What do you want now?

  10. How many times do I have to tell you?

Words Your Husband Longs to Hear

  1. I’ve been thinking about you all day.

  2. What can I do for you today?

  3. How can I pray for you today?

  4. The best part of my day is when you come home.

  5. You are one of God’s most precious gifts to me.

  6. You are so wonderful.

  7. You look so handsome today.

  8. I don’t feel complete without you.

  9. I will always love you.

  10. I trust your decisions.

Today, be aware of the words you say to your husband. Do they build him up or tear him down? Do they make him glad he came home, or wish he hadnt?

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19 thoughts on “A Word to the Wives

  1. One of the BEST blog posts I’ve ever read. Honestly! I’m single, but I believe that as a single woman one of my duties is to prepare to be the Ruth to my Boaz. This is a great reminder and encouragement to keep pushing and keep having faith that he will most certainly come and that I do want to hear him say those words.

  2. Thank you for such a strong passage. I have been reading your blog for a while now… Loving your fashion sense. And to see that you are a strong Christian is amazing. Thank you for your words for wisdom. I really do appreciate this types of posts. Keep them up! God Bless!

  3. Such a wonderful post. I think so often as wives we get caught up in our daily lives with family work and all the many other things we have going on that we tend to forget to show or verbalize our appreciation for our mates. It is really important to take time out to just do those little things (9 times out of 10 those are the things that are valued and appreciated the most) because you never know when you may no longer have the opportunity to just say ‘I love you!’

  4. I know this one was for the wives; but I think that we, single ladies, need to take heed to the things you mentioned. I read an interesting article recently about why so many women are still single or unmarried (i.e. committed relationship with no ring), and it’s funny that we often don’t consider the things we say to men as being a major factor. It is! I doubt that I’d want a husband who said any of those negative things to me. I’d question his love. So, we have to be careful with the things we say to me also. I think the burden to bridle the tongue falls more on women because we love to talk. Either way, we have to use our words to spread more love and hope and less negativity.

    Can you tell I absolutely loved this post? 🙂

  5. This is great.I’m not a wife yet but I aspire to be the kind if wife you described. I work in a baby store and I see lots of couples and I often cringe when I hear them talk to each other. I understand that marriage can be frustrating but I don’t ever intend to speak to my mate in the hateful manner I often hear.

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