In this video, Fr. Robert Barron talks about the need for a couple to fall in love with a God, together, in order to help their marriage last. For those of you who are already married, be inspired by this list of compliments...
“I’ve been thinking of you”
Find a time of the day when you know your wife will be busy at work. Then call her just to say that you have been thinking of her.
“Yes, sweetheart, I’ll fix it right now”
These are perhaps the sweetest words to the ears of a wife’s who has been struggling with a leaky faucet for over a month now.
"You're smelling good"
Be sure to notice if she is wearing a new perfume and then compliment her by saying, “You smell like heaven”.
“I’ll make dinner”
These words will be music to your wife’s ears, as she comes back home after a day at work. But be sure to follow it up.
“You are a great Mum and a wonderful wife”
As the person who is primarily responsible for bringing up your kids, your wife needs lots of appreciation. Your words will mean a lot to her make sure you say this phrase often.
Compliment her on her looks
Choose a feature of your wife’s appearance that you have always loved, and compliment her – again – on it.
You have an amazing smile it always brightens my day when I see it.
“I love you”
If you have already said it, say it again. And again. Look into her eyes when you are saying these three immortal words of love and remember you cannot say them to your wife too often.
Praise her efforts
If she has gone out of her way to do something special, thank her sincerely and appreciate what she has done for you. when you compliment her you could grab her hand and hold it as you deliver the compliment to show how sincere you are.
“I’m so glad you married me”
This is one of the sweetest things that a husband could say to his wife. These words show that you are happy in your marriage, and that you appreciate your wife.
"You still look young"
Find ingenuous ways to say how young she looks. For instance, if you see your wife talking to a noticeably younger woman, say something like, “Were you in school together? She might think you are teasing her at first but she is sure to be pleased at the same time.
“I’m glad I woke up with you by my side”
Go beyond the routine “Good Morning” and whisper these words in your wife’s ears as you both wake up to a new day.
“I’ve got something for you”
Every woman likes to be indulged once in a while. So get something special for your wife, it doesnt have to be expensive, it could be a thank you card, a cupcake, a pair of earrings, just something to show you were thinking of her.
"You are my best friend"
Choose a time when you both are relaxed. Then hold your wife’s hand lightly and tell her “You are my best friend”. Women love to feel that they are much more to their husbands than just lovers and homemakers – they are cherished companions as well.
Compliments before leaving the house
Compliment your wife on her appearance, as you both leave for a party or another social event. “Darling, you look wonderful tonight”.
Acts of Service
Pick out a chore you know she hates doing and tell her that you will be doing that. For instance, if she hates washing up after dinner, tell her firmly, “I’m going to do the dishes tonight”. She might protest at first, but she will be really glad that you took over.
“Let’s go on a date”
Your wife will love the spontaneity of the outing. Go to a place she loves and order her favourite food. Then come back home holding hands and you are sure to remember the evening for a long time to come.
Every woman needs to be assured that her husband still loves her like in the early days of their romance. Or, still finds her as pretty as when they were first dating. Your wife is your lover, companion, confidante, the mother of your wonderful kids and the maker of your beautiful home. So let her know, again and again, how much she means to you and your family.