lovey doveyWant to make your hubby feel like the “king” of your home? Aimee, of Women’s Marriage Ministry, joined us in co-authoring this post of Ways to Show your Love in preparation of Valentines Day next month, let’s try to implement one of these suggestions each day. I know there are only 84 ways… pretty please help us reach our goal of 100. Leave comments with your ideas and suggestions!!! I’d love to see our list grow! There will be a little “gift” for someone who leaves a comment with an additional idea – winner will be chosen by a random number generator! P.S. Isn’t my fella handsome? I rarely include personal photos on this blog, but I couldn’t resist this time!

How to Show your Love

  1. Pick up a little snack for him at the store (or make him one) that he can take to work with him the next day.
  2. Cuddle while you watch a movie
  3. Warm a towel for him while he’s in the shower, so a hot towel is waiting for him instead of a cold bathroom.
  4. Drop off Starbucks to him at his work.
  5. Do all the laundry in the house
  6. Thank him for taking care of you in all of the ways that he does. Spiritually, financially, mentally, friendship, etc.
  7. Sincerely thank him for the things he does for your family
  8. Write a brief love-note and stick it on his pillow or where he will find it easily
  9. Make his favorite meal for dinner
  10. Show them we are their fan by telling someone else something we like about our hubby’s, once in their hearing if possible, the other time to get us in the habit of saying and thinking great things about our Hubby’s
  11. Bring a plate of homemade cookies to him at work, enough to share with his co-workers
  12. Make your house a bit cleaner than normal, or spiffy it up in a special way.
  13. Hot Coco waiting for him when he gets home (assuming, it is cold out), maybe a iced drink if it’s hot.
  14. Let your DH know you love them while they are at work… a phone call, email, note with lunch, etc.
  15. Get up with the kids and let him sleep in on the weekend.
  16. Put on some lipstick before he gets home!
  17. Play footsie – dinner time can often be crowd control from opposite sides of the table. If you can’t play footsie, maybe sit next to each other if that is usual for you.
  18. Let him know something positive that someone said to you about your husband.
  19. Pick a 24hr period and try not to complain about anything to him during that time.
  20. Date night at home after you put the kids to bed early.
  21. Take out the trash or do “his” chore that day.
  22. Do something extra special to greet your DH when he gets home tonight. If you usually greet with a smile, add a smooching session, if you greet over the noise of the kids from the other room, meet him at the door, if you are wonder woman, add a favorite meal or something else that is different for you.
  23. make your DH/SO laugh. get a good belly laugh out of him to get rid of the stress he’s been accumulating all day.
  24. Dig out, clean & wear the engagement ring. Shining Rings here we come!
  25. Let go of the small stuff. We all have annoying habits and preferences that are different from our spouse’s. (Dave Ramsey)
  26. Walk closer to them than normal.
  27. Hold their eyes longer than normal in conversation
  28. Pick a book that interests both of you and take turns reading to each other.
  29. Give him a flower – as girls we so often get the flowers! Give him a turn!
  30. Give him a long foot rub.
  31. Play “your song” or other sappy songs that remind you of your early days together.
  32. Take a “kissy” picture together! Our pictures are from our wedding, we need new “together” ones!
  33. Wake him up right before the alarm goes off with kisses.
  34. Serve your hubby without expecting something in return
  35. Give him alone time so he can recharge!
  36. Go on a “date” as a whole family – a strand of three (or more) is not easily broken. Do something everyone would enjoy together.
  37. Be quick to apologize if you have done something hurtful or inconsiderate.
  38. Compliment him for getting a good deal on something, or saving money.
  39. Say your vows to each other, maybe even in front of the kids.
  40. Make a “Love Note Jar” with all the different reasons that you love them listed inside. Lindsey was able to come up with 200 reasons. Let me know if you top that!
  41. Go for a long walk together.
  42. Make an extra effort to actively listen to him. Ask leading questions to get him talking about his day.
  43. Thinks of three reasons you are proud of him, let him know!
  44. Defend his decisions and actions to others, especially family or close friends.
  45. Sit shoulder to shoulder – no need for talking, just keep him company.
  46. Do something that he likes that you wouldn’t normally do.
  47. Let him pick a movie that you wouldn’t normally care for.
  48. Play a game that he likes or is better at.
  49. Thank you husband for being a good example for your children and being the leader in your home.
  50. Ask him about his dreams & desires.
  51. Go out to his favorite restaurant.
  52. Tell him something that you have learned about yourself that you are changing to be better for him.
  53. Pick him up a small “man” gift that he has been hinting about.
  54. Backrub, foot rub, etc.
  55. Thank his mother for doing an excellent job in raising your man!
  56. Have sex with him – without him begging you or complaining about it. Initiate!
  57. Get dressed sexy for him.
  58. Say something nice about him to someone else.
  59. Fill his car with gas so he doesn’t have to stop on the way to work.
  60. Get his car washed & vacuumed or do it yourself.
  61. Iron his favorite shirt so it will look that much nicer.
  62. Compliment his body in some way. Weight, eyes, lips, etc.
  63. Sex coupons – Don’t be cheap here. He desires sex more than anything. Get creative.
  64. Encourage him to go out for an evening with the guys.
  65. Thank your husband for choosing you to be his wife.
  66. Tell the kids one of the reasons that you fell in love with their dad, in front of him.
  67. Tell the kids something that dad does for the family that is so special, in front of him.
  68. Let him know a reason that he makes you feel safe. Men want to protect us.
  69. Ask him about a question that relates to his expertise or a hobby of his.
  70. Compliment him for getting a good deal on something, or saving money.
  71. Ask him how you can pray for him.
  72. Tell him all of the reasons that you respect him, not love him.
  73. When you feel the desire to nag or remind him of something he is not doing, choose instead to thank him for something that he does for you
  74. Hang out with your husband while he is doing a task that serves the family. Such as fixing the car, hanging a light, repairing something, etc.
  75. Go out of your way to take care of him if he is sick. Above & beyond.
  76. Let your husband discipline the children without you second guessing him or going against him.
  77. Say something nice about him to his family & to yours, in front of him.
  78. Tell him you love him – it is amazing how important those three words are!
  79. Invite his best friend (& wife or girlfriend) for dinner. Just his friends, not yours as well.
  80. Make his favorite dessert within his sight, wearing something just for him.
  81. When he’s in the shower in the morning (he gets up before me), I sometimes get up and get him breakfast ready, if normaly he does this on his own.
  82. Swing by his work and leave something in his car, then I take a photo of his car with my phone and send it to him to let him know I was by…
  83. Write a message to him on the mirror when it’s steamed up from the shower. It will only appear when the mirror gets fogged. I do this when I shower so it’s a surprise when he takes his shower.
  84. leave a note in the paper (or another consistent place) every morning. Just a quick little sweet love note

Jenna, from High Gloss and Sauce, provided some of the more “creative” ideas! Check out her blog as well as the blog of the co-author of this post, Aimee, of Women’s Marriage Ministry. Thanks to Le Vent Le Cri and Lovely Petal for contributing pictures!