Husbands Show Love Through Understanding

March 02, 2008

“Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding.” – Proverbs 2:2

God’s Word commands husbands to love their wives, and one way the Bible tells us to show that love is through understanding. Most guys are blockheads in this area. Understanding our wives is not our strong suit.

For many years, my wife would share a problem with me. I thought that she was looking for advice or a solution, and like an idiot, I gave it to her. She would express frustration with me and I’d respond by saying, “Well, why did you ask me for help?”

She would look at me like “you blockhead”, which is exactly what I was. It took me years to realize that she didn’t want advice or a solution–she wanted understanding,a listening ear, empathy. I’m getting better.

Husbands, are you showing understanding to your wife? It may not be your strong suit, but it sure does show her that you love her.