My husband and I have been married for a little over 19 years. We have had our ups and downs, but there has always been an effort and desire, even when we have failed, to serve one another the best that we can. The way we have served has looked different depending on the season of our lives and where our relationship has been, but I wanted to share some of my ideas for blessing your husband that I have implemented in my own marriage over the years. Hopefully you can use these tips to begin to bless your husband, and maybe they will even stir up some new ideas in you!
4 Ways to Bless Your Husband at Work
Pack your husband’s lunch. This was something my own mama did for my daddy, and I always thought packing his lunch was a simple but sweet way to serve him in love. My husband has been very appreciative of this small gift of service over the years. He enjoys the money-saving factor of taking lunch versus buying, and it also tells him that I was thinking of him, which makes him feel loved.
Send him a quick text. I will often send a brief message to say good morning or to check on how the day is going. Ever since we got our first cell phones several years ago, this has been a fantastic way for my the two of us to connect during the day while he is at work. My husband is not the biggest fan of phone conversations, plus he does a lot of talking on the phone while he is at work, so sending a text to check in is often preferable. It is easy to respond at his leisure (and the same goes for me), and rather than one phone call, we often end up carrying on a text conversation all throughout the day. We both feel more connected at the end of the day when we have done this.
Send a photo or a video of the kids. I am a stay home mama. I homeschool all of my kids. Though my husband is able to join in quite a lot with various activities, he still misses out on a lot since he is gone all day. If I catch a funny moment on camera or record my daughter, who is learning to read, on video, then I will send it to their daddy via text messaging. He has expressed several times that he enjoys these special moments and that he appreciates that I take the time to include him. It helps him to feel a bit more connected and as if he were there taking part in the moment.
Ask him out to lunch. Though my husband often takes his lunch to work, and he also has a cafeteria on site where he can enjoy a hot meal if he doesn’t take his own, it is sometimes fun to go pick him up and take him out for an hour. Planning ahead helps with this, as if I wait to late then he will have already eaten. On occasion he will drive to the restaurant and just meet me there at our specified time, depending on where we decide to go. This is an easy way to connect during the day and to treat him a bit, since he spends so many hours at work throughout the week.
Iron your husband’s work clothes. I have done this on occasion over the years There was even a time when I did it weekly. Going to the closet and knowing that there are dress pants and shirts ready to put on in the morning is a special blessing for my husband. He does not have a lot of time at home each day and he really prefers NOT to spend his time here ironing. SO, when I am able, if I can iron several shirts and pants, I do it. I use that time to pray for him, which is a special blessing for me, as well. There’s nothing like prayer to soften your heart and to bring you closer to God and to the one for whom you are praying! Try to serve your husband in this way at least once and see what happens. I am guessing he will feel very loved by your efforts!
How do you bless your husband or connect with him in a meaningful way while he is at work? Please share your ideas in the comments!
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