Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Marriage Missions � 100 Ways You Can Love Your Husband

Marriage Missions � 100 Ways You Can Love Your Husband: "
Discuss this list with your husband. Ask him to check the ones most meaningful to him and then arrange them in order of importance to him. Use this list as a basis for learning his views. Your relationship can be greatly strengthened as you use these suggestions.
Communicate with him respectfully.
Regard him as important and let him know he's important to you.
Do everything you can to at least understand his feelings�even when you disagree with him.
Be interested in his friends and occasionally give him time with them (if they are trust-worthy men).
Ask for his opinion and let him know you value what he says.
Tell him you both love him AND like him.
Let him feel your approval and affections.
Protect his dignity on a daily basis.
Be tender with him realizing he has feelings also.
Foster an atmosphere of laughter in your home. Look for ways to laugh together.
Avoid sudden major changes without discussion giving him time to adjust.
When you go out on a date together don't bring up problems�reserve that time to one of having fun together.
Focus on what he's doing right, instead of focusing so often on the negatives.
Show interest in what he feels is important in life.
Correct him gently and in private.
Recognize that the first few minutes after a spouse comes home often sets the stage for the way the rest of the evening will go. So try to make the first few minutes of seeing each other a more positive experience if possible. (And then ease into the negative if it's necessary.)
Make special time available to him apart from the children.
Don't allow any family member to treat him disrespectfully. You should be the one to defend him to any fa"


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