Your Man Will Never Want to Leave the House!

One thing I’ve noticed (and loved!) in the course of doing this series is how individual our husbands are.  There simply isn’t a “one size fits all” solution to how to best honor your man.  But you know what?  There are most certainly common factors!  This past week, we talked about ways to make your home a comforting, welcoming haven for your husband.  While this may look different from home to home, one thing you’ll notice across is the board is that it has nothing to do with throw pillows and everything to do with your attitude…

 

 

She’s got lots of great tips, but I am convinced that Amy could have totally been talking about my man here:

Dust and smudgy windows don’t phase my man.  He only occasionally pokes fun of my clutter boxes in inappropriate locations, such as our bedroom.  He doesn’t even mind if the dishes haven’t been done.  Leave a toy or other such obstacle on the floor for him to trip over, though, and we’ve got ourselves a problem…

 

Jessica wisely reminds us here that food and drink are a great way to show love and make someone welcome.

These aren’t big things. And in some households, they would go unnoticed. But, at our house, food and drink are an avenue of not only refreshment, but also of relationship. We enjoy time spent over a shared meal or snack. And they are a great thing to be welcomed home with.

 

I love that Mandi reminds us here that sometimes the most important thing we can do is simply ask (and listen to the answer, of course!):

Really, despite the stereotypes and standard sitcom characters on TV, our men are as different as we are as women, so the best thing you can do is ask. Ask him if there are things you can change about your afternoon routine to make your home more welcoming for him at the end of the day.

 

Tara offers up eight great suggestions here of ways to make sure her husband feels respected and welcome in their home.  This one may be my very favorite:

Make room for his hobbies. Joe loves to do three things at night, after the kids are in bed. He likes to play college football on his Play Station. He likes to play a basketball-related board game. He likes to watch tv shows.
Out of respect for my kind and generous husband, I make sure he has enough space and time to enjoy them.

I’d love to hear what steps you take to make sure your home tops the list of places to be for your husband!
Also, be sure to visit us next week when we tackle how to plan an at-home date with your man.
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