When life becomes super busy we tend to let the most important person in our lives get pushed to the wayside, often that is our husband. They may be present throughout all the craziness of our day, but we can find ourselves not giving them what our relationship truly needs. For the next 7 days, I am challenging you ladies to bless your husbands each day, with the final day falling on Valentine’s Day!
Although I think we should treat every day with our spouse as Valentine’s Day, we all know that in reality that doesn’t always happen. I have to admit, I am a hopeless romantic yet, I never truly enjoyed Valentine’s Day in the past. Now that this will be the second year I get to experience it with my husband, I have to say that has changed!
Romans 12:10 reads, “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves”. I feel it is because through our unity of marriage, I know he is devoted to me and I am devoted to him. So now more than ever I have a desire to lift up my significant other and bless him in any way that I can and put him first, on Valentine’s Day and the other 364 days of the year.
7 Ways To Bless Your Husband
How Can We Bless Our Husbands Daily
Let us focus in on how we can bless our husbands on a daily basis. There are so many ways we can bless our husbands, some very obvious ways and some are just subtle things we can keep in mind. I have come up with 30 ways to bless your husband that you can choose from for the next 7 days. And hey, you don’t have to do just one a day, if three of them seem like something he would enjoy and it will bless your husband, then go for it!
- Greet him when he comes home with a kiss
- Surprise him with his favorite meal
- Do a chore he normally does for him
- Show him affection-hug, kiss, hand holding
- Take him to a movie of his choice
- Ask him if there is a project he would like to work on together
- Give him a foot rub
- Pray with him
- Tell him how lucky you are to be his wife
- Play his favorite game
- Leave him love notes on the dashboard of his car
- If he becomes upset, watch your tone of voice and how you respond
- Clean up an area of his
- Watch the kids and let him enjoy time with his friends
- Be intimate
- Praise him for his accomplishments
- Encourage him
- Let him unwind when he gets home
- Do an activity he has been wanting to do
- Wake up before him and make him lunch for work
- Plan a surprise weekend getaway
- If an argument arises, do your best to diffuse it with kindness
- Read into his interests
- Let him know you respect him
- When he is feeling down, give him a piece of scripture to reflect on for the day
- Compliment him and tell him he is handsome
- Surprise him with a gift
- Write him a love note and hide it in his jacket pocket
- Laugh with him
- Be creative and make him something unique
What Scripture Says About Blessing Our Husbands
The Bible contains a lot of scripture about marriage, so what better place to seek advice than from God Himself! I have chosen some great pieces of scripture that we as wives can reflect on when we become overwhelmed with life and begin to fall back into a pattern of leaving the hubby out as a priority.
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2-3
I know we lose sight of what may be taking place at a given time, but we need to be patient with our husbands. That may mean being patient when it comes to asking him to complete a task or us being patient when we find ourselves in a disagreement.
Patience can show the love you have for your husband but it also displays your self-control which is something your husband will admire in you.
Accept Your Husband’s Role
“Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.” Colossians 3:18-19
Although we have been told otherwise in recent years, the husband is and should be the head of the household. We read in Genesis, that when God created us, He created Adam then Eve, with Eve being made from Adam. It was done in this order for a reason and that reason is for the man to hold authority within the relationship.
In turn, we as wives are to there in this unity to support and obey our husbands because that is the order in which we were created. Man was created and equipt for far different roles and abilities than women. So when I say, we should accept our husband’s role, I am referring to their role as head of the household and of your marriage.
Possess High Moral Principles
See His Good Qualities
“…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
Some days it can be hard to focus on the good qualities our husbands have. But those are the qualities we should only focus on. We should be able to see how blessed we are to be with our husbands. And if we are able to do this, our minds won’t be consumed by something that has upset us that they may have said or a habit they constantly do that is annoying. That is because these things will be silenced by all the good qualities you focus on.
How To Continue This Challenge Throughout The Year
Hopefully, this challenge brings you and your husband not only closer but it allows you to detect early on if you are not fully engaging with him. This will help your relationship to avoid future disappointments and let downs. Although they still will occur, keeping these things constant in your marriage along with scripture can only strengthen your bond.
If other ideas come to mind that will allow you to bless your husband, write them down or make a list on your phone. So when you see yourself falling back into forgetting to focus on him, you have a list of things you can start doing right away!
Continue to read your Bible and reflect on your relationship with Jesus. If we are not taking some time to focus on that relationship, our husbands will not have the best wives that we could possibly be! So start by creating a reading plan or sign up with some ladies for a women’s bible study. You will find yourself more aware of your actions when you focus on God’s Word and what He expects of us, both as men and women of God.
I have included a free downloadable calendar for the 7-day challenge along with 5 scripture cards you can print off. You can reach for these cards if you find your self not giving your husband what he fully needs from you or you just need to refocus your mind on what God has created husband and wife for!
Excellent writing! I can testify that it is in the moments I did these things I was happier in my marriage than when I was focused on what my husband was (or wasn’t) doing for me. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
Philippians 2:3-4 NIV
Oh and I love the printable verses and calendar! Nice extra 🙂
Thank you, Cheryl! I enjoyed writing it and Philippians 2:3-4 yet another great piece of scripture that completely applies to this article. I am glad you liked the printables, they are a lot of fun to make!