The Servant Husband

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Husbands – do you practice servant leadership in your marriage?  Today is a good day to start!

I have written a couple posts lately that could be summarized as:  “Do nice things for your wife.”  Today I want to emphasize that it’s more than that.  The point of these posts is that you are attempting to know her.  To really study her and know her and be in tune with her.  To love her in the way that she wants to be loved.  Needs to be loved.  It takes your servant leadership and stretches and challenges you to take it even farther. 

The good thing is that it doesn’t matter how far you’ve come, you can start today.  You can ask her questions, or just observe and think and pray, and start to figure out what you can do to bless her.  That may be with gifts, words, service, time, or touch.

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Here is an example of words that meant a lot to Dana.  I wrote this poem for a Mother-Daughter tea last year, and I wanted the words to encourage her.  I was trying to say “Look at our daughters.  They are turning out beautifully, in a large part because of who you are and what you do!”  I was trying to say ‘Hey, you’re doing a good job, and I appreciate it.”  But it was more girly than that because it rhymed, and she loved it.  If poetry isn’t your thing, don’t worry about it.  Just express your appreciation for what she is doing, the example she is setting for your kids, and the sacrifices that she makes for them and for you.  She craves your words and your approval, and they will mean more than the fanciest of gifts.

But the only way you will truly appreciate your wife is if you take the time to do so.  Take some time this week to really look after her needs!

Other helpful posts:

Clutch in the Big Dance:  The Normal Dude’s Guide to Wooing His Wife

Mother’s Day

5 Love Languages

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