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5 Secrets to a Happy Husband

I’ve been trying to prepare for this post for several weeks. I really wanted to have more input from my husband, but that wasn’t possible due to his work schedule. However, I did get his approval for the 5 secrets themselves.

 5 Secrets to a Happy Husband

Secret #5: Food

Surprised? Ever hear the old saying, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”? It’s true. Seriously. OK, not true for 100% of the male population, but I would say it’s true for 99% of the male population. If you feed a man good food, he will stick around. Now, if you don’t cook very well, no worries! Cooking is a form of art that gets better with time and, really has no rules. I must admit that when Joel and I got married, I didn’t have an extensive knowledge of cooking, but with time and practice, I have branched out and can say with confidence that my husband enjoys my cooking! Even better, I enjoy cooking!

Secret #4: A Clean House

Ha! Anyone who knows me personally, knows that I don’t like cleaning anymore than I have to. After having two kids, though, I realized my house doesn’t have to be spotless like in the magazines. We live in our house. There’s a difference between a home looking “spotless” and “lived in”. I recently went on a mass cleaning spree and have been making a conscious effort to clean a little bit every day. This idea came from my friend, Amanda, over at Mommy Imagines. Her post, The Busy Mom’s Guide to a Clean Home was simple and made so much sense. Head over and check her page out, there’s lots of good stuff over there!

Secret #3: Sex

Again, are you surprised this is on this list? I really don’t think I need to go into detail on this one. I will say this, don’t deprive your man. It’ll put you both in a better mood if you give in more often than not.

Secret #2 Respect Him

Let me clarify which definition of respect I am talking about. The verb “respect”. Here’s the formal meaning I found on Google, “admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements”.

Did you know that you probably promised to honor each other when you said your wedding vows? Guess what? Honor is a synonym (another word for..) respect.

What Does Respect Look Like?

  • Be content with what you have
    • Don’t spend money that isn’t necessary. Live within your means. Budget and stick to it.
  • Encourage your man
    • Words are powerful. Use them positively to build your man up, not tear him down in public, but also in the privacy of your home.
    • Above all else, trust your man. Without trust, you cannot have a solid foundation for your marriage.

Secret #1 Pray for Him and With Him

If you haven’t noticed, I am big on prayer and praying for each other. You can see a previous post about this topic here.

Prayer works. You may not see the results for days or even months, but an outcome will come to pass. Patience is a must. I struggle with patience when I’m waiting on something. Maybe you do too. Know that you aren’t alone. Pray with your man daily. Pray for him daily.

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