A friend of mine recently told me about an epiphany he had about his marriage and the importance of kissing his wife. He told me when you were first interested in your wife you longed to kiss her. There was great anticipation and when it finally happened the excitement was unparalleled. After marriage the thrill of giving your spouse a kiss can fall by the wayside and be taken for granted. This is dangerous because kissing is a significant ingredient in a couple’s bond. Think back to your wedding day. The vows, proclamations, and promises you made were sealed with a kiss. With every kiss you give your wife you renew your commitment and love for her.
Giving your wife a kiss doesn’t take a lot of time. It is a small act, but tremendously significant. When you consistently love your wife in small ways it yields big results. Besides kissing your wife here are several other ways you can love your wife in one minute or less.
Give Her A Hug
Wrap your arms around her and hold her. Don’t be quick to let go. Hug her for a full minute. Watch how it affects your kids. Don’t be surprised if they run up and join the hug.
Leave a Note
It doesn’t have to be a long note. A simple 3X5 card saying, “I love you because…” It could even be a text.
Make Her Favorite Morning Drink
My wife’s love language is tea. When she needs comfort she turns to tea and when I make it for her it melts her heart. Start the day off right by bringing her what she needs to wake up.
Tell Her One Thing About Her That You Appreciate
Everyone wants to be noticed and feel like their contributions are appreciated. Think about all of the ways your wife blesses you and your kids and then tell her.
Run A Bath For Her
Give her a relaxing experience while you put the kids to bed. Run a bath with salts and essential oils. Light a candle and put on her favorite Pandora station.
Take Out The Trash
This is the universal man’s job, but if you are like me too often she has to prompt me to do it. Empty all of the trash in the house without her asking. It will keep the house from emitting that trash smell which causes her unrest.
Make Her Laugh
There’s something special about laughing together. You know what makes your wife laugh. Even if you aren’t particularly funny, work at it.
Rub Her Neck And Shoulders
Stress brings a lot of tension in the neck and shoulders. Relieve that tension. Again, you don’t need to do it for a long time in order to get results. There’s a lot of power in the act of touching alone.
Greet Her Well
One of my favorite things to watch is how people greet one another at the airport. The way their faces light up as they embrace each other shows how much they care about each other. How would your wife respond if you greeted her every day in the same way you would had she been gone for two weeks or a month?
Make The Bed
It’s not about making the bed as much as it is taking the time to make sure she gets a good night’s rest. It shows that you care about her well-being.
Order Her a Special Gift
For no reason at all other than she is special to you. Don’t wait until her birthday, Christmas, or an anniversary to give her that item she’s been wanting, or flowers, or perhaps her favorite dessert. Maybe even have it delivered with a note.
Say a Prayer for Her Day
Even if you are not someone accustomed to praying, try it. I can guarantee this, it won’t hurt. Pray for her strength, protection, wisdom, and that she would never forget she is loved.
SOUND OFF: What are some other ways to love our wives in one minute or less?
Written by AllProDad.com