Honoring Your Husband is all about YOU (+Union28 Giveaway!)

Isn’t that just such a powerful thing to know?  How YOU prepare and present yourself to your man is the biggest key of all when it comes to honoring and respecting him. While I KNOW this, it still never fails to amaze me.

 

Amy reminded us all what our men really need from us:

 

But what does my husband need most to feel honored and loved?  He needs his wife. He needs me to put the children and the laptop to bed once in a while and date him.  Delight in him.  Desire him.

 

This?  Is something I need to move right to the front of my mind.

 

 

Mandi offered up the best analogy EVER when it comes to honoring our marriages:

I’m probably going to butcher this analogy, but when I was in high school, our pastor’s wife spoke about it this way: She said she wanted her marriage to be like Thanksgiving dinner. You know how it is, right? By the time you’re done eating all that Thanksgiving dinner has to offer, you can’t even think about other food.

I don’t even LIKE Thanksgiving fare, but that analogy slapped me upside the head with TRUTH!

 

One important thing I’ve realized over time is that simply being together is vital to our marriage, to our friendship, to our sense of intimacy with one another. If we go too long without really talking and connecting with one another, there isn’t the sense of unity that we enjoy so much.

 

Amen, amen, amen.

 

These women are so stinkin’ smart.

 

Oh… and also?

 

Yeah he does.

 

I absolutely love to wear this shirt.  I get so many interesting comments on it.  (“Is your husband a geologist?  Rock climber?”)  Also?  My husband totally lives up to the shirt whenever I have it on.  I mean, really?  What man is going to act like a jerk when his wife is standing there in a shirt that proclaims that he rocks??? ;)

 

I want you to have one too!  Trust me, ladies.  Your husbands LOVE my shirt.  They tell me all the time.  They ask me where I got it.  And then they get all sheepish when they realize it wouldn’t look right if THEY buy the shirts for you.  So do them a favor and just get one for yourself, okay?   He may act all non-chalant but, trust me, he’ll like it.

 

Right now, through August 1st (that’s awesome!  plenty of time to pick something cute!), you can save 10% off any order from Union28.  (Just enter that little code- U28PM10 – at checkout.)  Their shirts are fabulous and such a breath of fresh air after all the other spouse-bashing products we find out there.

 

And, if you’re feeling lucky, you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate right here!

 

Interested?  Okay, then, here’s what I need from you:

 

1)  Leave a comment letting me know your favorite part of the Honoring Daddy series OR a topic you wish we had addressed. (mandatory)

 

2) Promote this giveaway via Twitter, Facebook, your blog, through email- whatever- and come back and leave additional comments letting me know you’ve done so.  (You can earn a total of five entries if you do everything, for all you over-achievers out there!)

 

Giveaway will end Thursday morning, 6/23, because I am insanely busy with birthdays and anniversaries before that. ;)  So you know, links are affiliate links… but I’d love it if you ordered a shirt no matter how you get there.

 

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33 comments to Honoring Your Husband is all about YOU (+Union28 Giveaway!)

  • I liked the dressing up for your hubby thing.. It is something my mother taught my sister and myself through example when we were growing up.
    I’m sure not perfect but I do try, thanks for the reminder!

  • Christie

    The post about preparing myself hit home!

  • Erin

    I really did enjoy the whole series (I’m a new wife and also stepped into the role of step mom when I got married, so I’ve got a lot to learn!), but I think I especially liked the ideas about creative date nights. I even had a spontaneous suchi-making date night with him last week :)

  • Katie

    My favorite part of the series was the post about how our husbands really only care about being with us. It talked about how we can do all sorts of things like cooking, keeping a clean house but in the end spending time with his wife is his favorite.(I apologize, I can’t remember who wrote it.)

  • Colleen

    My best reminder this series is just be with him! We’re entering such a crazy/busy season in our lives I’ve been making a point to set time aside to just ‘hang out’ with my man!

    Loved the series as a whole!

  • I loved the entire series but my favorite part was the last post: The gift of me. My hubby really doesn’t need a lot and most of all he wants me to be present.

  • I liked the whole series, but especially the reminder to “just spend time” with him – this can be hard, raising five kids, his job and me going to school!

  • Charlotte Brewer

    I really love the whole series but the Gift of Me post hit more spot on than anything… that or the preparing myself post (WAYYYY TO OFTEN) I am still in pajama pants and a frumpy t-shirt when he gets home… Thanks for doing such a great job!

    Momma to 3
    Shay B

  • Jolie

    I appreciate the reminder that I am not just to make a card with my kids,but seek to give myself, especially time and happy attention, to my husband. Thanks?

  • Jolie

    I am sharing on FB.

  • Jolie

    Shared on my blog. Thanks! My husband does rock, so I hope i win!

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  • I loved the whole series! And personally having some great ideas on his favorite foods was pretty cool…the Daddy in our house loves anything with bacon! He is an awesome guy and is out working hard on Father’s day many states away from us. We can’t wait to see him next Sat!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Heather

  • Karen

    The post about being a gift to him!

  • Lacie

    I absolutely LOVED the comment about Thanksgiving–filling your husband up with your relationship so much that he won’t want anything else. It’s so easy to want more from our husbands (and whine and complain when we don’t get it) but we often forget that we need to be giving him much too! I’m going to work on filling him up!

  • I just hit on several posts about the best gift being the one of yourself… the sparkle in your eye, putting down the laptop, being Thanksgiving Dinner. Great reminder to devote more of my undivided attention to the great man I sleep beside each night!

  • Becca

    I think the biggest one for me was remembering to prioritize so I can be cheerful and happy for him. I know he like s spending time with a thankful not stressed out wife!

  • Sheila

    I read several of the bloggers doing this series, and I really loved it. (looking forward to the sharing faith with your kids, too!) I loved the different perspectives, and the thought that went into each post. It is important to remember that each of our husbands is different and wants something different.

  • Johanna

    The reminder to just be together, and to be “all there” when we are.

  • Candace

    The whole series was great, but the one about giving the gift of myself really struck a chord. I needed the reminder of how important it is to just “be” with my husband and give him the attention he deserves!

  • My favorite part was when you guys talked about asking our husbands what they want most from us (clean house, happy kids, food on table, etc).

  • Sarah

    My favorite part was the part about preparing myself. My husband rocks!

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  • Melissa

    I loved the whole series. Having only been married only two years this upcoming July these are good ideas to remember and stash away.

  • I really loved how the whole series reminded me to be intentional about honoring my husband. I try to do that in front of my children, too, so they can know how great he is as well. We are blessed. Thank you for the series and the chance to win the giveaway.

  • Kendra

    I love the whole idea of the series. There is too much of an agenda to dumb down the man/husband role. Granted, male and female are vastly different, but each were made to fill a specific role.

  • Monica

    My favorite part of the series was the Thanksgiving analogy. I want to know what my husband wants and desires from me and fulfill them. That way he wont be tempted to look any where else.

  • ACMommy3

    My favorite part of this awesome series was just the reminder that a lot of small, simple things that we can choose to do greatly impact our marriage, for better or for worse. And also loved the reminder that simple appreciation is a great blessing to our man. creedamy [at] yahoo[dot] com

  • Margaret

    I liked the discussion of dressing up for your husband.

  • Deanna

    I liked the honoring and spending time with posts.

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