Your wife’s birthday – it happens every year. A lot of husbands struggle to bring much creativity to this area of their lives, so I hope that this post will help change that. C’mon guys – we’re problem solvers! That is what we exist and get paid to do! So we can tackle this opportunity in exactly the same way as we would approach any other high risk, high reward situation. This is a day where you can show her that she is valuable, and, more importantly, you value her. This is a day that she can really feel that you delight in her. If you can achieve that, your efforts will be worth it.
Holy Birthday To You
It appears that God may have given you marriage to make you holy. (See here.) If that is true, consider your wife’s birthday the annual High Holy Day. This is the number one day for you to serve your wife unselfishly, with nothing expected in return! OK, Mother’s Day could be #1, depending on how many kids you have and how old they are, but your honey’s birthday is at least a close second. So this is a day where you will be focusing in on who she is and how you can bless her. Here are some ideas.
Make sure you remember her birthday. Make sure you get her a card. Most years you probably should at least get a $7 bouquet of flowers from Walmart or the grocery store. (You’ll be there buying her card anyway!) : ) It is hard to convince her that you care about her if you mess up the basics because you are a rookie or you have gotten lackadaisical over time. Start strong! Continue reading