My husband and my marriage are, without a doubt, the greatest blessings in my life. That’s how it should be!
Every day, I try to become a better wife for my husband. I will talk about this in a different post, but being a wife and (eventually) a mother is honestly everything that I want to be.
I want to talk a little about the importance of honoring my husband. Honoring my husband is done in many ways, and it is something that I will always be working on perfecting. God created me for my husband, and my husband for me, with the intention that I honor, love, and respect him all the days of my life. Plus, I just think it is so important to treat my wonderful blessing with the respect and the honor that he deserves.
“a virtuous woman is a crown to her husband” (Proverbs 12:4)
Build him up and encourage him
As his wife, I am my husband’s greatest support system. My husband looks to me as a source of inspiration, and it is my job to be just that for him. I was not put on this earth to criticize my husband or belittle him and make his life more
difficult. No, just the opposite. My husband has such potential, and I want nothing more than to show him how wonderful he is and help him be everything he can be throughout his lifetime.
Be on his side
My husband and I were brought together to be partners, not enemies. The journey through life is not an easy one, and it is made even more difficult when we fight against each other, rather than take on the world together. My purpose as a wife is to strengthen my husband as he goes through life by standing at his side.
Honor his name
No one knows my husband as well as I do, and what I say about my husband is of utmost importance. The way I talk about my husband is the way others outside of my marriage will view him. Why has it become so common to “husband bash” and complain about the men in our lives whenever we get together with girlfriends? Doing so only creates unnecessary gossip and portrays our husbands in a negative light that, quite frankly, they really do not deserve. I, of course, am guilty of this, but I am becoming much more mindful of the fact that what I say does matter. I am the greatest insight to what an amazing man my husband is, and as his wife it is my job to illustrate to other people the kind of man that he is.
Act in a way that honors both of us
The way I dress, speak, act, treat others, etc. are all things that not only reflect my character, but also reflects that of my husband. After all, I am the woman that my husband chose to marry, I would like him to be proud of that fact. I have heard a saying that goes “you can always see the character of a man by the woman he chooses.” I think that is completely true. So be the kind of woman that reflects his best character.
Pray for him
I can do all the right things when it comes to being a wife, but my husband and our marriage would still be nowhere without the Lord. That is why it is so important that I pray for my husband, for his health, for prosperity, for his love, for his faith, for blessings upon him, and for our marriage. This is the greatest thing I can do for my husband, and the greatest way to honor him.