Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the precious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. 1 Peter 3:7 (NIV)
If you are a husband, I want to encourage you to protect your wife’s heart. Shelter her from harm and be a buffer to her in this world.
Always remember that a woman’s heart is tender and vulnerable, as it must be to love you deeply and intimately.
Be gentle with her, not harsh. Care about her hurts and count it a privilege for her to trust your love enough to bring those hurts to you. She feels deeply because she loves deeply.
Don’t change who she is with your anger, neglect, or foolishness.
Set boundaries around your relationship with her. She is your wife, your prize, your gift from God. Don’t allow the world to intrude where it should not intrude.
Cherish your time together and keep other friendships in their proper perspective. Seek her out as your best friend rather than giving your attention to other women.
Seek her admiration rather than that of others.
Her heart yearns for closeness with her husband. Yet, that closeness is only possible through openness and vulnerability. Cherish your closeness with her ….as you protect her heart!