I’m a strong advocate for “actions speak louder than words.” It’s definitely a true statement. But despite the powerful advantage that actions have over words — words still pack a lot of influence and should obviously be used positively in every marriage. As a proud husband, I ensure that I take the time to grace my wife with words of affirmation and powerful meaning. I’ve come to realize that words help to shape a person and if used correctly, can help that person see them self in a much more positive light than they originally perceived. So, I chose 5 phrases that I consistently express to my wife. I believe the following phrases should be spoken by every husband consistently:
1. I love you.
Though my wife knows I love her because of my actions — I still make it a point to verbally express it everyday throughout the day. I tell her before she goes off to start her day, when we end a phone conversation and often times when we’re sitting at home or in the car together, it’ll just hit me like an epiphany and I’ll simply tell her, “I love you.” Whenever I tell her, I see her smile, or can tell she’s smiling over the phone. I know it warms her up in that moment just to hear her man say, “I love you.” Just remember to back it up with actions!
2. You’re beautiful.
Let’s face it. Sometimes a woman can look in the mirror and not feel as beautiful as she really looks. I always think (and often tell my wife), “If only you could see how beautiful you look through my eyes.” I can tell it’s always a great feeling to hear me say she’s beautiful. I’ll never get tired of telling her that she looks good from the time she wakes up to the time she goes to bed. Husbands — you should never get tired of it either. Affirm her beauty! She’ll appreciate it more than you know.
3. You make me better.
Any amazing wife makes her husband a better man. I know for a fact that I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for my wife’s presence. She knows this, but I tell her anyway. Let your wife know that she’s amazing because she makes you better.
4. I appreciate you.
Never stop telling your wife how much you appreciate her. It takes a lot to be a wife (and mother if you have kids). The effort she puts forth as the woman of the house needs to be appreciated to the utmost extent. When your wife knows you appreciate her hard work, it’ll only motivate her to continue to be an amazing wife and woman all around.
5. You’ re incredible.
When you sit back and just think about all that your wife is and does for you, doesn’t it just overwhelm you with happiness? If so, you’re probably like me and can’t find the words to truly express your gratitude and happiness. So, sometimes all I can say is, “babe, you’re incredible.” Imagine how that makes your wife feel. If she’s incredible, she definitely deserves to hear it.
There’s so much more that can be said to your wife on a consistent basis, but these are just some important ones that every husband should use. You don’t have to use these exact phrases or use them all day, every single day. But your wife should definitely here it often. Affirmation only lasts so long. It’s vital to re-affirm and reassure your wife of how you feel about her and what you think of her. Affirm your wife today!
If you agree with these phrases or have any other suggested phrases, feel free to leave a comment below. I’ll be sure to respond!
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