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20 Ways to Show Your Husband Love Today

We say “I love you” to our spouses often, but actions speak louder than words. It’s much easier to say I love you than to show it. When thinking of ways you can love your husband, you’ll want to think first “what is his love language?” Here is an article that explains the love languages in depth. The five love languages are words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. I know I love physical touch and quality time, so a back rub and a long walk together while holding hands is a dream to me, but my husband’s love language is words of affirmation and acts of service, so he would feel loved if I washed the dishes for him and told him how much I appreciated his hard work for us. When showing love to your husband, think of what he would really enjoy and what would speak to his love language, not necessarily what would make you feel loved. Below is a list of 20 ways you can show love to your husband, and they cover all the love languages so you’re sure to find ideas that will suit your husband’s needs.

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Discover what his love language is (The most important step to learning how to show him love in a way he will most feel cared for)


Write him a letter or make him a homemade card and write a sweet note in it


Do something HE loves even if it’s not your favorite thing to do


Make his favorite meal for dinner


Ask him how you can help him today, and then follow through with it


Go a whole day without correcting him


Remind him how blessed you are to be his wife and thank him for all the things he does for your family. It’s important (and can be so difficult) to avoid telling our husbands what they could work on. We have a million things we as wives could work on as well. Instead, pray for the change you want to see in your husband, and pray for God to reveal to you how you could become a better wife as well.


Bring out the lingerie… ‘nough said 😉


Don’t pressure your husband by looking to him to be your “happy” or your “everything”. It can be easy to idolize your husband and depend on him to make you happy without even really trying to. Honestly, it’s not his job to make you happy. Yes, he should absolutely love you and treasure you but he is human and will fail just like you do. That is why God should be the one who gives us our joy everyday and who should always be our “everything”. If you try to make your husband take on that roll, you are ultimately setting him up for failure and being unfair to him.


PLAY! You are never too old to play and flirt with each other. It’s healthy and helps keep the spark alive 🙂 Luke and I get in tickle fights on the daily and are constantly competing against each other. For example, we race up our 3 flights of stairs to see who can get to our apartment first, and it’s always spontaneous. One of us will just take off at random and a race has begun. I’m sure to everyone else it’s annoying as all get out but we have so much fun competing against each other and making things a game.


Give him more space, or stop creating so much space. This one depends on your relationship with your husband. Some wives and husbands may find that there is too much space between the two of them in their relationship and some quality time together would do wonders. For me, I love nothing more than to spend hours on end with my husband but sometimes he just wants some space to be alone and do his thing and I honor that. Every husband is different.


Give him a kiss and a hug first thing when he gets home from work


If he takes a lunch to work, pack his lunch for him the night before. Or, I like to make my husband breakfast every morning because he leaves for work before I do. I know he loves pancakes in the morning so almost every morning I get up when he gets up and while he’s showering I make him pancakes and pour his coffee. I know it makes his morning easier on him and it gives us time to read our Bibles together over breakfast before we leave for work. I honestly love doing this for him and it doesn’t feel like work to me. Serving your spouse can be a lot of fun, especially when you know it’s helping them out and they really appreciate it.


Hold his hand when walking somewhere. A simple act of grabbing his hand shows that your proud he’s your husband and plus I just love holding my man’s big strong hand 🙂


Buy him his favorite snack or drink when grocery shopping. I have been doing this one since we started dating and it never fails to make my husband happy when he sees I bought a special treat for him.


Pray for your husband. The power of prayer is incredible. Here is an awesome simple blog post that lists 10 ways to pray for your husband with Bible verses to back them up. click here


Say thank you. Take the time to notice the little things your husband does for you around the house that can go unnoticed and thank him for it.


Give him a back rub and back scratches.


Apologize meaningfully and forgive easily. Don’t give your husband the cold shoulder or hold a grudge when he did something you don’t like or made a mistake. Remember how much you mess up too, remember he’s human, and apologize. And when he is the one apologizing, forgive him easily. Don’t try to make him work for it. Remember grace, because God knows how much I need grace too.


Serve your husband with the little things. When you get up to leave the room, ask if they need anything. A simple act can still show love in a big way.


Marriage can be hard work, but by thinking of yourself less and your spouse more, showing them love will come easily. What are some other ways you like to show your husband love? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Charlotte says

    Love this, Meredith! This is a fabulous list and a great reminder of what it means to be a good wife. I enjoy cooking meals for my husband and keeping the kitchen and house clean so that he doesn’t have to worry about it. One thing I would like to improve on is making sure he has healthy lunches at the ready, since I am at work during the day. I like that you included playing on here – my husband and I both find that a good laugh does wonders! 🙂

    • MeredithH says

      Thank you so much! I love your ideas as well; I also enjoy cooking homemade dinner for my husband and have found that he really appreciates it. Oh yeah amen to that, laughing with each other is so important! My mom always told me to make sure I married a man who could make me laugh 🙂

  2. Carlos says

    Hi Meredith,

    I found your page from stumbling onto a frugal living article on Pinterest (which I liked very much by the way). You seem like a very mature young lady. Your husband is a fortunate man. I wanted to add a little balance to your recommendation of The Five Love Languages, from someone much smarter and more godly than me. Give a watch, and tell me what you think.

    • MeredithH says

      Hi Carlos,

      Thank you for your kind comment and I’m glad you’ve enjoyed reading my blog. I appreciate you taking the time to share your video and offer a different perspective of the 5 love languages. I agree with almost all of what he is saying in the video. There are a few things he mentioned that I don’t think apply to all people. For example, when he says when we want to be loved by “our love language”, it stems from selfishness. I personally don’t find that to be true of myself or my husband. I’ve never felt he’s been selfish in wanting to spend quality time with me, or I’ve been selfish because I want a hug after getting home from work. If that were the case, then the desire itself of wanting to be loved by your spouse could be categorized as selfish. However, I can see how that could apply to some situations if they are manipulating there spouse to love them in a certain way for their own benefit (i.e. doing chores as an “act of service”), not just because it’s how they feel most loved. Thanks again for offering a different perspective, it was an interesting video! God bless!

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