Yes, there is one thing your husband desperately needs from you. And, NO, it’s not to be physical. Today, I feel like we live in a society that promotes very selfish relationships. Most of the time, you hear about getting what you want out of a relationship, or what you need. They say your needs should be met and most people only take time to think about themselves, but that is not God’s design for marriage.
God did not design marriage to be about you.
God designed marriage to reflect his image and bring him glory.
As a wife, I feel like it can be easy to get caught up in what you need from your husband. You need him to take the trash out. You need him to tell you that you are pretty. You need him to wash the dishes. You need him to give you 4.5 hugs a day. You need him.
And as a husband, he is most likely thinking the same thing. I need her to make the bed. I need her to pick up the groceries. I need her to pay the bills. I need her to kiss me when I walk in the door…
I need. I need. I need.
But, what is the ONE THING your husband really NEEDS…
I still remember being shocked the first time I heard this. I was POSITIVE that the number one thing men needed was physical. But, I was completely wrong. While being physical was very high on the list, in a study conducted, it was found that what men really want most is…
They wan’t to know that you are proud of them. They want to know that they are your hero. They want your admiration and your respect.
No one, I mean no one, can build your husband up, or tear him down, like you. You are the closest person to your husband. Your opinion matters, what you say matters. Your words are extremely powerful in building up your husband and encouraging his heart.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. – Ephesians 4:29
Compliment your spouse. Thoughtful comments about their appearance, their attitude, characteristics you love about them, etc make all the difference. You can compliment them on how good of a husband they are, how good of father, or even the great job they are doing a work. Letting your spouse know how much you admire and appreciate them is so important. You can also do this in fun ways like notes in their lunch, notes on the door of the house, texts in the day, an email or even in person. The possibilities are endless. ENCOURAGE YOUR HUSBAND.
Tell him how proud you are of him TODAY.