What would you do if you were in her shoes?
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
- Start and/or end each day by holding hands and praying together with your wife.
- Talk to her respectfully without demeaning her or hurting her feelings.
- Show interest in her friends and give her time to be with them.
- Express to her that you need and value her.
- Try not to make sudden changes without discussing them with her first.
- Let go of the small stuff. We all have annoying habits and preferences that are different from our spouse’s. (Dave Ramsey)
- Show her that she matters more to you than any one you could be with, that threatens her security in your marriage.
- Plan a mini-honeymoon, where the two of you can spend quality time together
- Make the time to set specific goals with her to achieve together for each year.
- Give her grace when she offends you and forgive (even as you want to be forgiven). Be polite, courteous, and mannerly with her—not taking her for granted.
- Defend her to others—especially to your family.
- Don’t belittle her intelligence.
- Be especially helpful when she is not feeling well.
- Try not to argue over money. Peacefully discuss future expenditures instead.
- Relate what happened at work or whatever you did apart from her.
- Surprise her from time-to-time with a card and flowers or a little gift.
- Remember to tell her or call her as soon as you know you are going to be late.
- Be an involved partner in helping with the children and spending time together.
- Maintain good grooming habits so you look and smell good. It shows you care.
- Be supportive. Help her to finish her education and goals that are important to her.
- Don’t negatively compare her relatives with yours.
- Find out what her sexual needs are (and then try to fulfill them).
- Make a point of honoring anniversaries, birthdays, and other special occasions.
- Make sure she has money to spend any way she would choose.