Today is our 6-year anniversary!!! If you recall, I shared some of my thoughts about marriage on our 4th anniversary two years ago, and I even did a recap of our 5th year of marriage on my weight loss blog.
Well, for this year, I wanted to share with you 6 reasons why I love my wife. Of course, there are a myriad of reasons why I love her, but since 6 is the number that I’m working with, I’ll have to limit my reasons.
6 Reasons Why I Love My Wife
Proverbs 31:10 says, “An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.” That is exactly how I feel about my wife. She is worth more to me than anything in this world; and, outside of my relationship with God through Jesus Christ, my marriage is the most precious thing I have!
I Love My Wife Because She Is A Godly Woman
My wife loves God and strives to be more like Christ every day! She feels sorrow over her sin, and she is constantly searching her heart (and asking God to do the same, see Psalms 139:23-24) looking for selfish/sinful motives for her actions.
This makes her a great model of a growing Christian.
I Love My Wife Because She Supports And Encourages Me
My wife supports and encourages me in everything that I do. Many of you know that I am trying to lose 100 lbs, and I have lost over 40 so far – I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support of my wonderful wife!
Also, she supports my efforts to run a business on the side. With KNS Financial, LLC, I provide tax preparation, financial counseling, and I also manage over 20 websites! Now I am making a bunch of weight loss and fitness videos for my YouTube channel as well. In all of these things, she is right there alongside me, and works very hard taking care of the things that I no longer have time to do.
If I start listing all of the areas in which she provides support and encouragement, this post will last forever! I just realize that without God and Him working through my wife, none of these things would be possible.
I Love My Wife Because She Prays For Me
My wife is always asking me about my struggles, fears, challenges, and anything else that she can pray for. It is so comforting to know that she is praying for God to work in those areas.
It’s not just about the encouragement and comfort, but I know that God is all-powerful and He actually responds to our prayers – this means that if she is praying for God’s will in my life, I know that He is working! Through Christ and the Holy Spirit, her prayers are powerful, and I now have that power working on my behalf!
I Love My Wife Because She Encourages And Motivates Me To Live For God
She not only motivates me to be a godly man by the way that she lives, but also by her prayers and actions.
Knowing that she is praying for me in a particular area helps to motivate me to fight harder against the temptation to sin or to give up. This is for two reasons. First, I don’t want to let her down by constantly failing in the same area. Second, I know that someone is praying for me and that God will provide a way of escape, both in response to His promise (1 Corinthians 10:13) and her prayers (James 5:16)!
Also, by seeing her work so hard to be an excellent wife, it motivates me to be a more godly husband. I want to constantly have victory over my sins, so that she doesn’t become a victim of them or be influenced by them in any way.
I take note of how important it is for her to honor Christ in every area of her life, and I am motivated and encouraged to do the same.
I Love My Wife Because My Family And Friends Love Her
In the 4th anniversary post, I talked about the burden and stress that having meddling, ungodly, in-laws can bring to a marriage. I have seen so many people be affected by strife in the family.
We are thankful to God that we haven’t had to deal with that. My family and close friends all love Sherrian! It means so much to me that those who are closest to me have such a good relationship with my wife.
I love her for trying to build relationships with my family and friends, and for encouraging my relationships with them as well. There aren’t too many people that I can think of who are just friends with me, without being her friend as well. The same goes for my family – my wife can have a full conversation with my parents, siblings, cousins, aunts/uncles, and everyone else, without me even being there.
Even when we went down to North Carolina recently to see some family members whom we don’t see too often, she instantly got along with them.
It is such a blessing to not have to worry about my family and friends not getting along with my wife!
I Love My Wife Because She Is Patient With Me And She Forgives My Sins And Mistakes
I am such a sinful and selfish person (I know that all humans are, but I can be more than most), and even with that my wife remains patient with me. She forgives and overlooks so many of my faults and sins, and I love her for it.
Our marriage is as strong as it is right now because of how kind, tender, and loving she is toward me. I don’t think those traits show up any more vividly than when she responds to my selfish, sinful nature with love, patience, and forgiveness.
6 Bonus Reasons!
It was impossible to write a post like this and only list 6 reasons. I actually made a larger list and then worked it down to only six things. Most of the reasons above are spiritual in nature, so I figured that I can give you 6 more things that are a little more fun:
I Love My Wife Because She Keep My Mind Active And Engaged
We have such great conversations! She always challenges my mind and makes me think about things in a new way. I love that we are able to talk about so many different things, and we never run out of stuff to say to each other.
I know that 6 years may not seem like a lot, but we have actually known each other for around 12 years or so and I know that many marriages tend to get stale and boring after a while. I love her because every day with her is like a new adventure!
I Love My Wife Because She Is As Motivated To Get Out Of Debt As I Am
I hate debt, and I hate being in debt. Unfortunately, we are trying to pay off over $100,000 in debt right now! The good this is that she is just as motivated to get out of debt as I am. She doesn’t put pressure on me to go out and buy frivolous things or make unwise purchases.
Since I counsel people regarding their finances, I know how much of a strain having different financial goals and philosophies can be on a marriage! Even though some of our tastes are different (I’ll touch on that below ), we are able to agree on the bigger picture – that we need to get out of debt bondage!
I Love My Wife Because She Actually Finds Me Attractive
In spite of that, my wife makes me feel like I’m a perfect physical specimen! I’m not going to go into much detail here, but just know that she has a way of making me feel safe and confident when I am with her.
It is a beautiful trait to be able to help someone see their own beauty, and my wife has that gift!
I Love My Wife Because Even When She Is Feeling Ill She Takes Care Of Me
It warms my heart so much to see my wife strive to take care of me even when she isn’t feeling well herself. I’m not just talking about a little cold or something like that; but my wife actually suffers from something that can be really severe at times! Even with that, she tries so hard to take care of me and our home, and when she physically isn’t able to, it breaks her heart.
That is the type of love that causes me to praise God that he gave her to me. The way she takes care of me and our home really touches my heart, and it helps me to see a real-life demonstration of God’s love!
I Love My Wife Because She Still Makes Me Laugh
I love to laugh and enjoy life. Anyone who knows me, knows that I can be extremely silly at times. If a situation isn’t extremely serious, I usually handle it with laughter and humor…especially if it’s something that would irritate or frustrate me otherwise (like bad drivers).
My wife is able to laugh with me and she makes me laugh as well. I think that part of the reason why we never really argue is because we are able to diffuse potentially volatile situations with laughter. Also, we can bring up things that bother us about the other, in a soft, sometimes humorous way, that makes it constructive.
I find so much joy in my wife and our marriage, and her ability to make me laugh is a big part of that!
I Love My Wife Because She Doesn’t Mind When I Pick On Her Horrible Taste In Music
My wife’s taste in music can be BRUTAL at times! Now don’t get me wrong, she does like good music as well (in fact, her degree is in music), and there are a lot of things that we agree on; and I also understand that even the best of us can allow a bad song or two to sneak into our favorites list (not sure if that’s true of me, though).
However, my wife hasn’t just let one or two songs sneak in…it’s more like one or two THOUSAND!!! Anyway, the reason why I love her is because she doesn’t mind when I pick on her for this. It’s actually one of the cute things in our marriage. We have different tastes in a lot of areas (mainly the arts), and we are able to turn it into something fun rather than something to argue about.
I know it’s not a big thing to many, but I love the fact that we have so many little fun things like this that keep our marriage fresh and fun!
So there you go, I have so many reasons to love my wife, and I only listed 12 here. I pray that our marriage will continually move forward, and that we can grow closer to God and to each other for as long as He keeps us on this earth.
I love you muffin!!!
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