Man up and show some affection!
The Man Of Her Dreams (pt 2)
Men, if you want to be the man of your wife’s dreams you must love her sacrificially and unconditionally. Now I believe that sacrificial love today, in the context of pleasing your wife, involves 5 requirements. Number 1. If you are going to love your wife, you need to show her affection.
– 1 Corinthians 7:3 – “Let the husband fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.”
1. AFFECTION – The word translated in this verse as “Fulfill his duty,” basically means to show affection, to show good feelings, or to make feel good.” Men, you need to show your wife affection, you need to show her some romance as well. To most women, affection symbolizes security, protection, comfort, and approval. Men, when you show your wife affection, you are telling her that she is important to you and that you are proud of her.
Men, there are a million ways to show your wife affection. There are a million ways to romance her. One good place to start is with a hug. A hug, when you’re not expecting anything in return, can say a lot to your wife about how much she means to you. Most women can’t get enough of them. Tell me men, how often do your hug your wife? How often do you rub her back when you walk by her, and you’re not after anything? Men, women are people of touch. They are encouraged by touch. Hug your wife.
You can show your wife affection and a little romance by taking her out to eat unexpectedly. I’m reminded of the story of the mid-west couple who went to sleep one night, only to be awakened in the middle of the night by a tornado. Before they knew what was happening, the tornado had picked them and their bed up and began to carry them through the sky. All of a sudden, the woman began to cry. Her husband turned to her and said, “This is no time to be crying.” His wife answered, “I can’t help it. This is the first time we’ve gone out together in 20 years.” Men take your wife out to eat every once in a while.
And while you’re at it, open her car door and the restaurant door for her. Hold her hand while you’re walking from the parking lot. Let her see that you love her, that’s she’s important to you, and you don’t care if the whole world knows it.
Affection also requires time. You need to spend time with your wife, doing things you both enjoy doing. Affection and romance take time.
Men, send your wife some flowers, send her a card, call her on the phone in the middle of the day and tell her that you’re thinking about her. Gentlemen, romance and affection can be inexpensive, but you’ll never fulfill your wife’s dreams without it.
Sacrificial love means taking the time to show your wife affection. Sacrificial love also means loving your wife enough to talk with her. Next week we look at Number 2 , “Communication.”
This is Part 2 of the series: Here is PART 1
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