Keeping your wife happy in a marriage involves nurturing the emotional connection, showing appreciation, and demonstrating love and support.
Start and end your day with prayer together. Seek God’s guidance for your marriage and express gratitude for each other.
Listen attentively when she talks. Show empathy and understanding by validating her feelings and concerns.
Spend quality time together without distractions. This could involve date nights, walks, or simply sitting and talking.
Acts of Love:
Express your love through actions, such as helping with household chores, surprises, or doing things she enjoys. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
Encourage Her Faith:
Support her spiritual growth and encourage her in her faith journey. Attend church services and Bible studies together.
Respect Her Decisions:
Respect her opinions, decisions, and boundaries. Avoid trying to control or manipulate her choices.
Show physical affection through hugs, kisses, and cuddling. Express your love verbally with words of affirmation.
Apologize and Forgive:
Be quick to apologize when you make a mistake, and forgive her when she does. Forgiveness is crucial in any relationship.
Foster open and honest communication. Discuss your feelings, concerns, and dreams with each other.
Occasionally surprise her with thoughtful gifts, notes, or gestures to show your appreciation.
Support Her Goals:
Encourage her to pursue her passions and goals. Be her biggest cheerleader in all her endeavors.
Practice patience and understanding during challenging times. Remember that marriage is a journey with ups and downs. “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer” – Romans 12:12.
Celebrate special occasions, anniversaries, and milestones in your relationship.
Discuss and establish boundaries in your marriage to ensure both of you feel respected and comfortable.
Seek Spiritual Growth Together:
Attend marriage retreats, workshops, or couples’ Bible studies to strengthen your spiritual connection.
Recognize her strengths and talents and support her in using them to serve God and others.
Approach conflicts with a desire for resolution rather than winning an argument. Seek compromise and understanding.
Express gratitude daily for having her as your wife and for the love and joy she brings into your life.
Trust her in all aspects of your marriage, and be a trustworthy partner in return.
Remember your marriage vows and commit to working through challenges and growing together.
By consistently practicing these principles, you can demonstrate kindness, love, and respect in your Christian marriage and nurture a strong and loving bond with your wife.
Simone Ballou is a dedicated and experienced relationship coach known for helping individuals and couples navigate the complexities of modern relationships.