5 Undeniable Ways to Please Your Husband

5 Undeniable Ways to Please Your Husband | What Joy Is MIne

I love my husband. I really do. He is just right for me. God knew exactly who I needed in my life and I am always grateful God knows what is best for me.

I truly believe that marriage takes intentional work. Intentional, patient, loving and selfless work. Yes, ladies, it honestly takes a labor of love to make a marriage thrive. Well, today I am hanging out over at WholeHearted Home sharing “5 Undeniable Ways to Please Your Husband.” These are things I try to do in my own marriage and, I tell you, I see beautiful fruit when I am intentionally pleasing my husband.

Take a minute, wander over to WholeHearted Home and read more about how to please your husband.

Siggy2015

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Monday’s Musings #180 & San Fran 49ers Game

This past weekend I was whisked away by my Love to see my favorite pro-football team, the San Francisco 49ers,  play. He surprised me a few weeks ago with tickets to see a preseason game in Denver. I was pretty excited. He has taken me to see them play the past two years when they played against the Arizona Cardinals. This weekend was a first in seeing them go up against the Denver Broncos. Even though the 49ers didn’t walk away with a victory, its always fun watching them play.

Plus, we were able to visit some really precious friends while there. That’s always a bonus when we travel. Below is a little photo snippet of our time. By the way, my husband is actually a Dallas Cowboys fan so I love that he supports who I favor. Do you see his shirt? And it was windy where we sat so I have blowing-in-the-wind hair. Tee hee.

San Fran 49ers Game Collage | What Joy Is Mine

 

I hope you all had a good week. I am looking forward to what you will share. Be sure to encourage one another. I’m so excited to have you visit. Let’s get to it.

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Why I Cook For My Husband Nearly Every Day

Why I Cook For My Husband Nearly Every Day | What Joy Is Mine

Growing up my mother always made sure my father had a home cooked meal at the end of his work day. I can’t remember too many evenings she didn’t have something prepared. My father always appreciated this effort of my mother. He knew he could count on something delish, warm and ready when he walked in the door.

In my own marriage, I have followed my mother’s example. Honestly, I truly love having a meal ready for my husband at the end of his work day. It makes me smile when he walks in and says, “You can smell that [whatever I’m cooking] before you walk in the house. Mmmm….what is it?” That encourages my heart and reminds me how important it is to him.

So, is it true that the way to man’s heart is through his stomach? I say there is more truth to that statement than not.

Having a meal prepared for our husbands at the end of the day demonstrates servant’s heart. We are called “through love to serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13) Serving our husbands in this way is a blessing to them. We make them feel important and worthy. “She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.” (Proverbs 31:12)

Another positive thing about having a meal ready for our husbands at the end of the day is we express thankfulness. We are telling them how much we appreciate that they work hard to provide for their family. It would seem a simple meal wouldn’t mean much but it does. We send the message that their work is not in vain and that we are grateful for their daily diligence. “In all toil there is profit.(Proverbs 14:23)

Lastly, this is an act of love! It is another wonderful way to tell our husbands we love them. “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly.” (1 Peter 4:8) Another word for earnestly is purposefully. To me, it is a great way to purposely spoil my husband and communicate I care about his well being. Plus, I know he feels loved knowing I would greet him with a home cooked meal after a long work day.

Here are three ideas to bring about this awesome way to love our husbands:

1. If you love to cook, then cook! Prepare favorite meals along with trying new meals here and there. Don’t forget to make note of the meals your husband enjoys the most.

2. If cooking is not your thing, then take time to learn or at least find recipes that don’t require much ingredients and are easy to whip up. There are so many easy peasy delicious recipes online and on Pinterest that can be done in 30 minutes or less. Keep it simple as you learn to cook better.

3. Plan a menu and stick with it as best you can. This is just a great idea period. I plan our menu weekly and shop accordingly so that each evening I know what will be prepared. This saves me the stress of trying to come up with something last minute.

Cooking for our husbands is a reflection of our heart for them. It isn’t about a gourmet meal but about having something prepared…even if its something as simple as sandwiches or something more elaborate like roast. (Check out my easy roast recipe.) So, what will you whip up for your husband this evening?

(PS. I say nearly in my post title because sometimes he treats me to dinner out. I am truly blessed.)

Siggy2015

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Monday’s Musings #177 & The Indissoluble Relationship

The Indissoluble Relationship | What Joy Is Mine

When I married my Love, we married for life. We are going on 24 years and it was never a thought we would ever not be married. However, marriage is work. Good, hard and love-filled work. Every investment to love unconditionally and wholeheartedly, to forgive willingly, to protect and hold close intentionally, to serve cheerfully, and to cherish and adore each and every day is worth it. It reiterates Song of Solomon 2:16, ” My beloved is mine, and I am his.

Concerning marriage, this verse should motivate each of us to love our spouse intentionally and with JOY. They are God’s gift to us. This verse reflects the bride’s view of her relationship with her bridegroom. She belongs to him and he belongs to her. Not just today but for all the days to follow. They are one and adhere to a mutual bond of affection and love for one another. There is certainty that their relationship will be lastingindissoluble! They will only have eyes for each other.

It’s not about finding the perfect person but the person who compliments you. It’s seeking the one who is your counterpart, equally yoked, and completes you. Their heart is for you alone, desiring to spend their life with you and none other. “I am my beloved’s and his desire is for me.” (Song of Solomon 7:10) 

Concerning faith, this verse reminds us that upon receiving Jesus, we belong to him forevermore. We are His and no one or nothing can separate us. There is security and comfort in knowing we are Christ’s beloved. It is a communion with Him—not only a covenant of His love—but an ample and deep relationship. All He has promised in the gospel, all he has prepared in Heaven, is ours! It is an indissoluble relationship—unable to be destroyed! We are his by creation—“Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are His.” (Psalm 100:3) We are his by redemption—“I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.” (John 17:9) As Spurgeon spoke, “Which is the greater miracle — that he should be mine, or that I should be his?” 

Here we are again friends. Another week to share with one another and with others who visit. Thank you for so faithfully linking up and encouraging. You are a blessing.

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Monday’s Musings Purpose: I would LOVE! to have you share encouragement about being a child of God, being a godly wife, mothering, homemaking, homeschooling, healthy recipes, modest dress, etc. (I reserve the right to remove anything I deem unacceptable. Keep in mind this is a Christian blog.) Please link directly to the post you’re sharing. Be sure to link back here by using a text link or the logo below. This link up party stays open until Wednesday evening. Oh, and sometimes I share your posts on Pinterest, Twitter and/or Facebook because I desire for our readers to be blessed. Thank you for stopping by and linking up. Now, let’s get to sharing. Link following this post. Grab my link button in the side bar and place on your blog so others know about our community and can join in.

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How to Stay Married: 10 Secrets to a Lifelong, Successful Marriage

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With divorce a common tendency in our society today, a lifelong and successful marriage is looked upon as impossible. Truly, I believe it is a rarity. However, it is not impossible to achieve. Staying married “until death do we part” and making it successful is definitely doable even in our day and time. Today over at Managing Your Blessings I am sharing 10 secrets to encourage this mission as part of the 31 Days to a Better Marriage Series. It’s what I’ve learned thus far and work to apply in my own marriage.

Head on over to read the rest and I hope you are encouraged.

So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” (Matthew 19:6) 

 

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