Another thing a husband needs to remember is that the woman he is married to was God’s daughter before she was a wife, and she is still God’s daughter. My daughter is precious to me. I am seriously protective of her. The way anyone treats her is of enormous importance to me. My view of a man who expresses interest in her is profoundly affected by the level of gentleness, respect, thoughtfulness and love that he shows her. Should we not expect that God will regard husbands in the same way depending on how they relate to their wives?
Finally, men need to remember that the battle is not over. The battle to win a wife’s heart, to enable her to trust her husband (a huge issue for women), to make her feel loved, is never over. Too often men view relationships as a goal to be accomplished. Winning the heart of a woman is the goal, and a man pursues her with that objective in mind. When she agrees to marry him he thinks the goal has been accomplished. Hey, husband, wake up. Yes, you won her heart, but that’s a campaign that must never end. She still needs to know that she is loved. She longs to know that she is important to her husband and that he thinks about her during the day. She still needs to know that she is cherished. She needs to be told that and she needs to be shown that maybe even more than she needs to be told. She needs to be shown it every day of her life.