What are some of the things wives want from their husbands? Relying on his own experience as a husband of 44 years, Jeff shares some of what he has learned on how to be a good and loving husband. He also shares passages from Scripture to offer better understanding and encouragement.
Snippet from the Show
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her.”
1. Love & compliment your wife privately, not just publicly.
A woman appreciates being told that she is pretty, desirable, and quite a catch!
1 Thess 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
Eph. 4:2 “Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for edifying, as fits the occasion, that it may impart grace to those who hear.”
Heb. 10:24-25 “and let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
2. What you did to win them, do it to keep them.
Men like to conquer, but women don’t want to spend their life being conquered. She wants to be loved. Love your wife by giving her time without the tv going on in the background.
Song of Songs 4
“How beautiful you are, my darling!
Oh, you are beautiful!
Your eyes behind your veil are like doves.
Your hair is like a flock of goats streaming down Mount Gilead.
Your teeth are white like newly sheared sheep just coming from their bath.
Each one has a twin, and none of them is missing.
Your lips are like red silk thread, and your mouth is lovely.
Your cheeks behind your veil are like slices of a pomegranate.
Your neck is like David’s tower, built with rows of stones.
A thousand shields hang on its walls; each shield belongs to a strong soldier.
Your breasts are like two fawns, like twins of a gazelle, feeding among the lilies.
Until the day dawns and the shadows disappear, I will go to that mountain of myrrh and to that hill of incense.
My darling, everything about you is beautiful, and there is nothing at all wrong with you.”
“But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember then, from what you have fallen, repent and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place unless you repent.” Church of Ephesus (Revelations 2)
3. Listen to them; stop trying to fix everything!
“Know this, my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.” James 1:19
4. I wish my husband would pray with me and lead the family spiritually!
Just start the Lord’s prayer, Hail Mary, Litany of Humility.
5. I am a crockpot, not a microwave.
If you are going to love your wife, start early in the day. Men have a tendency to be microwaves, but women are crockpots.
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Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.
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