I saw a post on Facebook the other day, and it really struck a nerve with me. It said:
“When last did someone looked at you, kissed you and said Babe I really love you ??”
I know, the grammar is awful…but hear me out.
It wasn’t the post itself that got to me, it was the responses. Hundreds and hundreds of them that responded with things like this:
– “me too”
“If my husband did something like that, I would wonder what he did wrong.”
It actually hurt my heart a little bit. I wouldn’t want to be in a marriage without that simplest display of devotion. When did men quit pursuing their wives? It seems so many marriages are lacking in the most basic area: affection. It makes me incredibly sad.
Husbands, this is to you: Kiss your wives!
I’m not just talking about a peck on the cheek or a quick smooch as you are heading out the door. I am talking about the type of kiss where you walk up to them, take their face in your hands, look into their eyes and say, “I really love you.” and then you kiss them like you used to.
You may think this is silly, and that they “know” you love them, but take it from a wife of 21 years: it is important!!!
We wives give so much of ourselves, day in and day out, to keep our households happy, healthy, and running smoothly. As the years go by, there are times we feel like we are running on empty, and without that love and affection from our husbands, life can begin to feel cold. Unhappy. Discontent.
It doesn’t take much to let us know that we are loved, so won’t you try to make a little effort? I can guarantee you that if you do, you will see reciprocation on your end as well. It’s truly a win/win situation for all. ♥
“That is how husbands should treat their wives, loving them as parts of themselves. For since a man and his wife are now one, a man is really doing himself a favor and loving himself when he loves his wife! No one hates his own body but lovingly cares for it, just as Christ cares for his body the Church, of which we are parts.”
~ Ephesians 5:28-30
Now, go pucker up, and put a smile on your wife’s face and some joy in her heart today!
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