November first hits and suddenly the holidays are here. Like a punch in the gut your internal clock starts ticking. Your holiday to do list seems like an endless monster hurrying to devour (your soul) your time and energy.
As you start to scramble to get everything together, the everyday things start to slip by the wayside. While rushing out the door to feed the homeless, you forget to pack your husband his lunch for work. As you try to make the holidays perfect, it’s the little things that you would normally do for your family that slips away.
We are called to be our husband’s help meet and keepers of the home; so before we go rushing off to be the “best givers” during the holiday season, let’s stop and think about how we can give to our family first.
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. – 1 Timothy 5:8
Today we’re going to take a look at how we can serve our husbands.
1. Remember the Little Things
Remember when you started dating your husband? How it was the little texts or notes that made his whole day? I can assure you that to this day, that hasn’t changed. Try and remember during the hustle and bustle to do a few little things for your husband this holiday season. Whether its sending him to work with Christmas cookies, or even just leaving him a little love note on the bathroom mirror. The little things in life are what makes your relationship feel special.
2. Think of His Traditions
When you married your husband I’m sure that first holiday season was full of a bunch of traditions thrown together as the two of you tried to make it work. Nowadays you have your own family traditions, and that’s fine. But maybe this holiday season, why not surprise your husband with one of his favorite childhood traditions. It could be decorating a gingerbread house or going for a sleigh ride on Christmas eve. No matter what it is, let the gesture be filled with love, respect, and thoughtfulness from you.
3. Show Him You Care
One of the weirdest things I saw growing up was couples not giving gifts to one another during the holidays. I was told that they already knew they loved each other so they didn’t bother “wasting money” on one another. Once I grew up I realized just how sad and broken their marriage was. Now, while I do want the focus of the holidays to be on thankfulness to God and Jesus, it is also a time to rally around our loved ones and fill them up with love. So when it comes to your husband this holiday season, show him how much you love him. Kiss him under the mistletoe, splurge on a gift he really wanted, or make him one by hand. Start a snowball foght with him or have sliding contests down the hall in your socks. Sneak cookie dough in the middle of the night after the kids have gone to bed. Make him laugh, and let him know how much you care.
So, no matter how busy you get this holiday season, remember that the holidays are fleeting, but the love and trust you have with your husband lasts all year round.
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