How Do Husbands Want to Be Loved?

It is essential for every spouse to learn how best to love their husband or wife. To discuss how husbands may want to be loved, Fr. Josh Johnson is joined by Deacon Michael Parker. Together, they talk through some of the more general ways that men tend to feel most loved. They also touch on the importance of communication and vulnerability when it comes to spouses learning how to best love one another.

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Receive your spouse as the gift they are.


Glory Story (2:00)

Question (5:03)

It is clear that we need to know how to love our spouses. However, it doesn’t always seem obvious how to love my husband. So, how do husbands typically want to be loved?

Saint Story: Blessed Seraphina Sforza (20:25)

Seraphina Sforza was born in Italy in 1434. Her parents died when she was young and she grew up in her uncle’s house. She seemed to have an inclination to religious life but instead entered an arranged marriage with a widower, Prince Alexander Sforza. She was a very devoted wife and stepmother.

Unfortunately, Prince Alexander was called away for military duty. He was away for six years. In that time, Seraphina remained faithful to her husband and her responsibilities at home. Prince Alexander, however, fell into infidelity. When he returned home, he brought his mistress with him.

Unable to find peace in his choices while his wife was around, Prince Alexander brought Seraphina to a Poor Clare monastery and insisted the nuns take her in.

It is unclear how Seraphina was allowed to live within the Poor Clares since she was still a married woman. However, she devoted herself to the life. Seraphina died in 1478.


Meet Fr. Josh Johnson

While Fr. Josh was raised Catholic, he didn’t like the Church growing up. Then, one day in adoration, he fell in love with Jesus and received the call to become a priest.

Now, Fr. Josh is the Vocations Director of the Diocese of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. He is a presenter in four of Ascension’s programs: Altaration, YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body, The 99, and Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation, as well as the author of Broken and Blessed: An Invitation to My Generation, Pocket Guide to Adoration, and co-author of Pocket Guide to Reconciliation.

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