As wives we have countless opportunities to make a positive impact on our husband’s days. One of the greatest ways that we can reveal our love for our husbands is through our actions. We must be diligent to ensure that our love is shown through actions of kindness.
Being kind to our husbands isn’t something that we think about very much, if at all. Yet, it should be an intricate part of marriage, because it is part of true love.
True love is so many things, thankfully God has given us direction as to what attributes true love displays. In 1 Corinthians 13, we’re shown the specific attributes that true love should reveal, attributes that we must choose to show our husbands, just as we make the choice to love them.
1 Corinthians 13:4 – Charity suffereth long, and is kind…
Kindness is so simple, it can be found in a soft spoken word at a much needed time or a simple gesture when the time is just right. A wife’s kindness can make a husband’s bad day become alright.
Did you catch that?
We have the ability to change our husband’s day through this little thing called kindness.
The question is will we notice when he needs it?
Sometimes we get so busy in our days that we don’t pay attention to what’s going on around us. We get so caught up in the things that “must” be done each day, ensuring that our to-do list is complete, the dishes are washed, dried and put away for the day, the kids have been bathed and tucked snuggly in their beds…we’re so tied up with what we “need” to do that we often forget to take note of our husband’s spirit, words or his actions. These are the things that we must pay attention to in order to be able to respond and make the most impact with our kindness in their lives.
It is often the little things that we do for our husbands that mean the most to them.
A peaceful home at the end of a long day, a soft kiss to start the day, holding hands that are in need of support, all of these simple gestures are ways to slip a bit of kindness into the love you show your husband.
Kindness doesn’t have to be an elaborate display of our love, simple acts of kindness can make our man’s day.
While we should always strive to ensure that kindness is found within our marriage, as humans there will be times we fail… Times when our words and actions will reveal nothing liken to kindness. When unkindness is spoken or found in our actions, we must ensure that we forgive each other, because we have been forgiven so much more!
Ephesians 4:29 – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
How do you show kindness to your husband? What actions or words do you speak that fills their day with kindness?