15 Reasons

I originally posted this in July of 2008.

I wanted to re-share it with you because I truly believe that it is essential that we, as wives, speak well of our husbands.

I try so hard to not speak ill of my hubby.  Not because he is perfect and never gives me the opportunity, but because I love and respect him, and I respect the role that God has ordained my husband to hold in my life.

I am so blessed in this blogging community because so many of you are fantastic at uplifting and praising your spouses.

I do not take that lightly and am continually impressed with your willful intent to edify.

So I encourage you… make a list of your own.  Keep it to yourself or blog it or write it in the sky…or better yet, share it with him.  You will be so happy you did!


And here is one of my favorite quotes…

“I wouldn’t have missed loving you for anything”…

Beth Moore, When Godly People Do Ungodly Things



15 Reasons I Love My Husband

1. My husband, Chad, is the best father I know.

2. He takes my future and the future of the family very seriously, and does everything in his power to provide for and protect us.

3. He is one of the handiest men I know.  He can fix anything.  I kid you not.  Broken pipes?  He fixes it.  Garage door broken? He fixes it.  Need new drywall or a new deck or cement laid or a lawn mowed? He does it with the best of them.  And he fixes owies on little scraped knees pretty darn well too.

4. He is very handsome.  This really shouldn’t be important to me, but I love that when I see him, I am delighted by his smile and physique and presence.

5. He is a fantastic cook and grill master (better then me by far!).

6. He is kind to everyone and a good listener.

7. He is patient.

8. He says he likes everything I cook.  Even when the kids take a bite and practically gag in their mouths and spit it out, he will eat whats on his plate, and then find a way compliment me on it.

9. He supports me and all my crazy ideas.


10. He thinks a lot about who he is as a dad, and always tries to be better.

11. He is excited for when the kids get older and he gets to take them hunting and fishing and all that outdoorsy guy stuff.

12. He is self sufficient… if I didn’t clean, he would do it.  If I didn’t do the laundry (which never happens in my house…HA!) he will just put in a load and do it.  No prompting necessary.

13. He loves his family- extended and all- and will do anything for them.

14. He doesn’t say no when I say I want 10 kids.  He just works harder and tries to make it a financial possibility.

15. He knows the Lord, our God, and will be with me in Heaven.  Oh thank you Jesus.

What 15 things do you love about your spouse?

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Reader Comments

  1. Absolutely love this post! I try to encourage couples to do this type of thing all the time. Thanks for permission to share your idea. I will give you credit, as I write a similar post. Can’t wait to make my list!

  2. This is such a wonderful post that helps keep things in perspective. I wrote a post about the 15 things I love about my hubby on my blog and posted a link back to yours. I love Skye’s idea about having a box for him to look through if he was having a bad day. Great idea!

  3. I don’t know you but I am so happy that you have such a wonderful man in your life. I love love stories. I wish I could find a man that made me feel that way. Maybe someday.

  4. Hooray for our side! (And by “our side”, I mean “God-fearing wives of God-fearing men”). I could have said “God-loving” just as easily but the fear of God taught me to love Him AND my wonderful husband.
    I love your blog. I came for the recipes and stayed for the sermon!

  5. I love this post. I too am so incredibly thankful for my husband. I also have the wonderful blessing of getting to live with him and my entire family in the hereafter. That brings so much joy to my life. I also know that it is a blessing to be able to be with my little brother who never quite made it to this life, but will be waiting for us on the other side.
    And yay for 10 kids! My grandma is the oldest girl of 14, and my dad is oldest of 10. I also suppose in my culture, large families are accepted with open arms.

  6. First of all I love this post! I have to tell you every one of those is exactly my husband too! He cleans, he loves, he works hard! I love hearing women praise their husbands. These days its pretty uncommon. We are blessed to have such great partners!
    Btw I am OBSESSED with your blogs!

  7. : )
    A lovely post.
    One of my friends says she loves her husband ´cause he makes beautifull-babies & it´s really true, their boys are as lovely as yours… but 10 ?? Oh my God…

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