"Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;"
Eph 5:25

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Husband Is cheerful: CMBA Blog Challenge Day 9

The Christian Marriage Bloggers Association has challenged bloggers to publish a new post every day for thirteen days. This is day 9 of the challenge. If you missed the previous posts in this series, follow the links at the end of this post.

Continuing my theme of the Boy Scout Law applied to Christian husbands, today is:

A Husband Is Cheerful

A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. (Proverbs 15:13)

Here are some ways to be a cheerful husband:

  • Use cheerful words.  Always find the silver lining in the cloud.  Be one of those people who uses all situations, good and bad, to encourage people.  
  • Do something for your wife that will make her life easier.  Cook a meal, clean the kitchen, get the kids dressed.  Fill the gas tank.  It doesn't have to be a big thing.
  • Small gifts are a very good way to spread cheer.  A cup of tea while she is reading will bless your wife's heart.  Even a special note on the fridge will brighten her day.
  • A well-timed hug or touch of a hand. Sometimes you just need a hug.  Physical touch is very important to husbands and wives alike.  Make sure she knows you love her, and that you don't expect the touch to lead anywhere.
These are only a few suggestions.  Please feel free to add your own in the comments!

Check out the other posts in this series:

A Husband Is ... 1/2 Marathon Blog Challenge - Day 1

A Husband Is Trustworthy: CMBA Blog Challenge, Day 2

A Husband Is Loyal: CMBA Blog Challenge, Day 3

A Husband Is Helpful: CMBA Blog Challenge Day 4

A Husband Is Friendly: CMBA Blog Challenge Day 5

A Husband Is Courteous: CMBA Blog Challenge Day 6 

A Husband Is Kind: CMBA Blog Challenge Day 7

A Husband Is Obedient: CMBA Blog Challenge Day 8 

1 comment:

  1. Great suggestions! Love it when my husband does these things!