Making Your Wife Feel Important
- Dr. Gary Smalley The Smalley Relationship Center
- 2001 3 Aug
Sandy was so sexually responsive to her husband, Rick, one afternoon that he was stunned and surprised by her excitement. How did Rick motivate her? With one very simple statement. He was getting ready for work that morning, running a little late, when he heard Sandy complaining of a growing neckache.
Let me rub your neck, he offered.
No, you dont have time, she replied. Youve got to get to work.
His usual response would have been, Yeah, your right. I dont want to be late. But I hope you feel better. Take an aspirin.
On this particular morning, he said, I tell you what. Id rather be with you any day. Let me rub your neck. As he gently massaged her tender muscles, he continued, Work can wait . . . Youre more important to me. She was so thrilled with his attitude and so encouraged by his sensitivity and gentleness that she could hardly resist giving herself to him in every way.
We men are not aware of the effect we have on our wives by being gentle and tender, showing our unshakable devotion.
Do you want a more enjoyable marriage? Its possible, and it all starts by loving your wife more than any other person or activity.
Here are a few questions you can ask your wife to open up a discussion concerning her real feelings about the place she shares in your life:
1. Do you feel you are the most important person in my life?
2. Are there any activities in my life you feel are more important to me that you are?
3. Are there any special ways you believe I could better communicate how important you are to me?
The more you do to build a valuable, healthy relationship, the better youll feel about your marriage. If you change any of your activities because you want to enrich your relationship, at first you may feel youre giving up your favorite pastime. But in the long run, youll not only gain a better marriage, but a greater freedom to enjoy other areas of life. Today, I wouldnt trade my deep friendship with Norma for anything on this earth. I am finding that the more important a mans wife is to him, the more she encourages him to enjoy life.