Your husband is a gift. “I will be faithful to my husband and honor him in my conduct and conversation to bring glory to the name of the Lord. I will aspire to be a suitable partner to him to help him reach his God-given potential.” Priscilla Shirer
A few months ago, I was opportune to lead a group of ladies in a virtual online study of the “Resolution for Women by Priscilla Shirer.” Every week we go over the resolutions that are in the book. “Fulfilling My Husband” was a resolution in the book. I learned some things from Priscilla Shirer on being a good wife and a stress reliever to my husband.
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Priscilla puts it thus: “As a woman resolving to fulfill my husband, I must consider these mysterious facets about him and understand that the major part of my role in marriage will be to value, support, honor and encourage him even when it goes against every last nerve impulse in my body.
It’s the gift I committed to giving him when I married him, to provide a soft place for him to fall when he feels discouraged by his faults and intimidated by the world’s pressure”. I am committing to be for him even when I would rather be against him. I am determining to be faithful to him, pledging to reserve physical and emotional intimacy only for him.”
Here are three ways your husband wants you to love him; I gathered from Priscilla’s book:
To submit to him.
I can tell you that I have experienced my fair share of remarkable marriage victories and not-so-great victories being married for about six years. I have learned that submission and selflessness have always been the key. Selflessness is to concern more with the needs and wishes of others than with one’s own. To always be that shoulder to cry. To give up ourselves so that through that, others can see Jesus in us, and this takes the grace of God to accomplish. His grace is always sufficient for us.
During my marriage’s early stages, I found out that I was very unforgiving towards my husband. I didn’t know how to give grace. I would hold grudges for days, and the poor guy was oblivious as to why I was angry. But God started working in me through my husband’s prayers, and before long, God began to soften my heart. Boy! That opened unto us a whole new level of God’s blessings. “The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.” (Proverbs 10:22).
I began to learn what the Bible says in Ephesians 5:22-33 about submission. God knows that women are capable of loving quickly. Hence, his command of us not to love but instead to submit. I began to learn not to argue with my husband’s decisions. Instead of praying for him, God will continue to show him wisdom to lead our family.
Honor Your husband with Your conversations.
Honoring your husband should not only come in submitting to him but also try not to speak negatively of him, especially to my family or friends. Resolve to communicate kindness to him. Pray that God will give you nicer things to say to him. Every day, I am learning to guard my mouth, thoughts, and actions towards my husband to continue to honor him in my conversations.
Allow Your husband to be Your Hero.
Your husband desires more than anything to see a look of love and admiration in my eyes and to feel like you need and want him. He wants to know that you celebrate and expect great things from him. He wants to know that you can depend on him, and you are privileged to marry him. Nothing is happier (more attractive) than a man who feels like one.
God create a clean heart in me, remove everything that is not of you, and make me more like your son Jesus; so that I can completely surrender to your will in total submission and help me to commit to honor and respect my husband in Jesus name. Amen
What other ways do you satisfy your husband? Can you add to this list?
Peace and Blessings