Tis the season to show thanks and gratitude to those around us. Showing thankfulness to our loved ones is great way to increase the connection in our relationships, especially our husbands. So today, I want to share with you 6 ways to say thank you to your husband all year long!
6 ways to say thank you to your husband:
1. Thank God for him in prayer.
My husband and I are trying to make a habit out of praying together every night. We started off great a few months ago, but we’ve kind of gotten off track lately. Nevertheless, one of the best ways to thank your husband is through prayer.
When you pray together, you’re already feeling a close intimacy with one another. Add in your personal prayer to God, thanking Him for bringing your spouse and making him a great man of God, and maybe something specific that you’re grateful for and you’ve got yourself a husband that feels loved and appreciated.
2. Thank him for specific things he’s done for you.
Whenever my husband does something for me, whether I ask or not, I try to thank him for it every time. I know he doesn’t have to clean the dishes for me when I’ve been home all day, but when he does, I’m so very thankful for his help and I try to express it to him every time.
3. Make him a special dinner.
You heard that ol’ saying about a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach? Well, it’s pretty true. A great way to thank your husband is by making his favorite dishes without him asking.
OR, if you don’t feel like cooking, take him out on a date to his favorite restaurant! One of my husband’s favorite dishes at home is home-style pork chops. But I know I can always make him feel special if I take him out for sushi. If we’re on a budget, my go-to is a restaurant that offers chicken fried chicken, one of his top favorite dishes (I haven’t learned how to fry chicken yet).
4. Write a card, note, letter, or even a cute text to tell him how much you appreciate him.
Another way to thank your husband and show you appreciate him is by writing him a card, a little note, letter, or even just by sending a cute text. While this one isn’t as big on my husband’s list, he still appreciates a sweet text expressing my appreciation for him. If you’re man’s love language is words of affirmation, then this one will sure melt his heart!
5. Praise him to others.
Another words of affirmation encouragement – praise your spouse to your friends, family, co-workers, pretty much everyone. One way or another, your sweet talk will get back to him, and he’ll feel very appreciated.
6. Thank him with a gift.
Finally, another way to thank your husband is with a gift. But there’s a few different types of gifts that one can provide, depending on your spouse’s love language.
Does your husband enjoy receiving gifts? Then buy him something that he’s been eyeing, like that power tool, video game, or board game he’s been dying to have. Don’t have a lot of money? As long as you don’t buy the man socks or boxers (unless that’s what he really wants), any gift, no matter how small or the price, speaks volumes and still touches his heart, knowing that you thought of him.
Is your husband’s love language quality time? Then gift him with that! I know my husband absolutely loves when we sit down and play games together. So one way I can show my gratitude to him is by spending quality time with him, doing something that he absolutely loves to do.
And, of course, what kind of list would this be if I didn’t include the obvious to my couples out there!
That’s right, SEX. Getting physically intimate with your husband and doing that thing that he likes is, I believe, something all men would desire, even if his top love language isn’t physical touch.
So go spoil your husband and show your gratitude to him for everything he does with one (or several) of these ways to thank him.
Before I go, I wanted to share some reasons why I have been thankful for my husband since we’ve gotten married.
12 reasons why I am thankful for my husband:
- He has a financially-wise mind.
- His benevolent heart.
- His peacemaker attitude.
- When he took over household responsibilities for me as soon as we found out we were expecting.
- His willingness to go on an adventure with me, despite not being very athletic.
- His love for family.
- How he compliments me so well.
- His love for Jesus.
- He’s a good leader of our household.
- His commitment to our marriage.
- I can laugh with him.
- He’s a good employee and respected at work.