10 More Things Wives Want to Hear from Their Husbands

A couple of years ago, I wrote 10 Things Wives Want to Hear from their Husbands. I was surprised at the incredible reaction to the post as thousands shared, tweeted, pinned, posted, and liked it. So I thought I’d go to the well again and share these 10 more things wives want to hear from their husbands.

  1. “I’m your biggest fan.”  Everyone wants someone to celebrate their wins and encourage them in their struggles.  Be sure your wife knows that you will always be there to cheer her on.
  2. “I’m thankful for the little things you do.”  If your wife makes you coffee every morning, appreciate this small act of kindness with thankfulness.  Don’t fail to notice the small ways she shows her love to you each day.
  3. “Let’s take a walk together.”  Show your wife that she’s important by prioritizing your day to set aside time to be with her.
  4. “I miss you when we’re apart.”  Remind your wife that she is constantly on your mind whether you are at work, in the car, or anywhere else.  Never take her presence for granted.
  5.  “I’m here for you.”  You won’t always understand everything that your wife is going through.  But you can listen and sympathize with her by letting her cry on your shoulder when life gets tough.
  6. “You’ll always have me by your side.”  No matter what life throws at you— parenting challenges, hard financial decisions, or family tragedies—let your wife know that you’re walking with her and will carry her if you need to.
  7. “I want to be the man you deserve.”  Realize that there will be times when you fail your wife. When you do, apologize, learn from those mistakes, and let her know that you want to be a better husband.
  8. “You love others so well.”  Be sure she knows that you see the way she interacts with her friends and family.  Then, be a voice of encouragement to her in these relationships.
  9. “I love you more every day.”  Never let your wife forget that she is lovely, beautiful, and breathtaking.  Show her that you will continue to romance her for the rest of your life.
  10. “How can I serve you today?” Your wife needs to know that you want to support and serve her in everything she does. Just asking this question will convey to her how much you care.

What are some other things wives want to hear from their husbands? Please share with me below.

Related Resources:

10 Things Husbands Want to Hear from Their Wives
1o More Things Husbands Want to Hear from Their Wives
10 Compliments Your Kids Need to Hear

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  • Pam

    These are definitely wonderful things, but my Mom used to always say ‘actions speak louder than words’. You can say things all day, every day but if your actions don’t support them – they mean nothing. Show your wife you love her by helping with day to day things, don’t take her for granted – these type things will show her and then tell her as well, even though she will already know! : )

  • J mom

    How do we move forward after an affair. Well after 20 years my world came crashing . He had a 6 week complete affair. He said she wants to be with me and now we are trying to move forward together . It is hard I want to try. we don’t know where to start to repair what we once had

  • MMat

    I’m no expert, but we’ve been in a similar spot and what helped us move forward was first and foremost marriage counseling. It was a step I’m so glad we took and never could have realized beforehand how much it could improve our relationship after what we had been through. Next is prayer, time and an honest commitment to each other (from both of you) to begin a-new.

  • Reconciliation is not easy and it will take time to rebuild trust. Marriage counseling is a good place to start. Here is some more information and encouragement:
    We will pray for you.

  • I agree. According to Dr. Gary Chapman there are 5 Love Languages. This blog focused on 1. “Words of Affirmation” and you are referring to 4. “Acts of Service”. Read about all 5 love languages here: http://www.familyminute.com/articles/marriage/communication/the-5-love-languages/

  • Brian David Kidd

    To that kinda a person, this Love Language is life to them.
    Without it they die emotionally and you lose that persons heart.
    Even if that person has an anger problem and it is hard to find positive things to say.
    When they sin beyond all imaginations against you.
    If you can’t separate the sin and the Words of Affirmation by setting boundaries and still show this love language.
    That person will die emotionally and you will lose that person.
    Thank you for posting this.
    Have troubles in my Marriage, and I didn’t realize how important this Love Language is to my Spouse.
    I am a student of Jessica and I am learning her.

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  • Jen

    My husband says these things frequently and we have a happy marriage. But I agree that affirming actions and acts of service totally take things to a different level. Honestly, I know I’m appreciated and loved, but being shown how much I mean to my husband doesn’t happen often and I do crave that. But in the end, I can choose to be bitter and unhappy or I can choose to be content in whatsoever state I am. It’s not always easy, but in the end God always comes through and He has changed my husband into the man I need more than my nagging and complaining ever could have. god has also strengthened my character and made me a better wife.

  • JoAnn L

    The 5 Love Languages book is important for both spouses to read. My husband and I have totally different love languages and what makes him feel loved and appreciated is not what I need. We were disconnected! Dr. Gary Chapman also wrote 5 Love Languages of Children and 5 Love Languages of Teenagers; great books! All 3 have helped our family; highly recommend them!

  • nNikki

    Serve is a bad word i dont serve anybody but god support is a better word

  • Dawn

    Wife’s really need to know and hear that they are desired sexually, especially in this porn addicted sexualized world. I also agree, doesn’t matter what is said, it’s the behavior that counts.

  • Mike

    Pray with her…you make the first move to do that by holding your hand out to take hers,then lead the prayer, the Holy Spirit will help you with the rest. …