5 Things Godly Men Want From Their Wives
As they always say, “Marriage is a lifetime commitment and lifelong journey between two people.” But if you are a Christian, you know that marriage is not only for two people, instead it is a union between the husband, wife and Christ.
For the marriage to work, the couple should have a fair share of responsibility. It is common to read articles about ways to be a better husband, but in this article we will focus on things that husbands want from their wives.
Here are the 5 things godly men want from their wives.
1. Compliment, Affirm and Appreciate Him
“Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24
Every husband wants to hear kind words and words of encouragement from their wife. Give compliment to your husband often. Be genuine in giving him compliment like saying, “You look great in that shirt” or that you admire him. Appreciate and be grateful for the things he does for the family. Give him present on special days or even on just an ordinary day. Remember that simple appreciation and affirmation can make a difference.
2. Respect Him
“However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” Ephesians 5:33
Show respect to your husband and it will surely create a loving and memorable marriage. Active listening and not interrupting while he is speaking is one way to show that you love and respect him. Also, be considerate of his wants, needs and even his plans. Let your husband feel that you respect him so he will not find it somewhere else. Respecting him unconditionally will produce loving you unconditionally as well.
3. Trust Him
“The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.” Proverbs 31:11
The key to a successful marriage is to have trust. Build a healthy relationship by having open communication and by being honest all the time. It might take some time to build trust, but over the years through proper and healthy communication you will be able to trust and not doubt your husband.
4. Accept Him for Who He Is
“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” Romans 15:7
Do not change your husband, but accept them for who they are. Man’s ego is usually hurt when the woman tries to change them. Though he has flaws, love and accept him and the best plus biblical way to change them is through prayer.
5. Understand Him
“He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.”
Your husband wants you to understand them. Make a commitment every day to talk, pray and have devotion together. In this way, you will be able to understand each other making your marriage to be a positive one and have less conflicts or disagreements.
“House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.’’ Proverbs 19:14
Indeed, a good wife is a gift from the Lord. May we be a godly wife that a godly husband needs.