Three little words. I. Love. You. Yet, when you put them together they are life changers! After all, isn’t being loved what we all desire?
So, why are these three little words so important? More specifically, why is it important to say I love you to our husbands?
He needs to be reminded that he is loved (and often!)
The world that our husbands head off to work into is not easy. They encounter many things that try to pull them away from their wives and their families each day. From magazines sitting out in the open in the gas station, to immodestly dressed women on TV and women he may interact with that don’t care if he’s married or not. So, even if he doesn’t seem to really care or desire to be told that you love him several times throughout the day, tell him because in those difficult moments of his day he will recall those three little words spoken from your lips.
Song of Solomon 6:3a – I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine…
We need to remember that we love our husbands.
The same world that our husbands face each day is our daily reality too. Though it may not come at us as it does our husbands, there are plenty of difficulties to face even as a stay at home mom. From internet chatting and soap operas on TV, to daddies at the playground. We need to tell our husbands that we love them to remind ourselves too!
He needs to know that we’re actively choosing to love him.
Love is a choice. It isn’t merely a feeling like we grow up believing as little girls. When we speak the words “I love you” to our husbands, we’re telling them that we’re continuing to choose to love them. No matter what events happened last night or what struggle we’re facing today, our husbands need to know that we’re loving them through it all. When we say “I love you” we’re telling them that it’s our choice to love them here and now and that no matter what is going on in our lives it doesn’t affect our choice to love them.
1 Corinthians 13:4a & 8a – Charity suffereth long and is kind…
Charity never faileth…
We never know when it will be our last opportunity.
At some point in each of our lives, we will say “I love you” to our husbands for the last time. But…none of us knows when that will be. All too often we don’t speak those three little words for silly reasons. Whether it be because we think they’ve heard it enough for today, we’re upset and hold it back as “punishment” or even just because we’re running out the door and are too busy to be stopped to say “I love you”.
We need to remember that we love our husbands. <<– Share this truth to encourage other wives
The truth is that we really can never say “I love you” to our husbands too many times. They need to hear it. Through it our marriages will be strengthened. They will remember it. Our love for each other will continue to grow.
Remember, saying “I love you” is important to our husbands even if they do not show it, so we need to keep telling them.
Want to be encouraged and equipped in your role as a wife? Join us for the Wisdom for Wives On-line Conference! For more information and to sign up, click here.