As the summer weather heats up, are you ladies ready to talk about affection for your husband?

It really is part of getting R-E-A-L with your lover.

It is something he needs from you.

It may seem obvious, but have you been affectionate with your hubby lately?

Intentionally? Warm and affectionate?

Sometimes I find the busyness of my life creeps in and crowds out this important aspect of my marriage.

The simple pleasure of showing affection to my mate.

Do you ever feel that way?

It seems like a no-brainer, but I have been guilty of neglect toward my husband.

The kids, housework, homeschooling, and ministry sometimes consume me and I let the intimate, affectionate time with my lover get crowded out.

Then, I wonder why he seems so distant, why I feel disconnected from him.

It is in those times that I need to get R-E-A-L.

We are created with the physical need for touch.

We are given a beautiful context within which to fulfill those needs–in marriage to our husbands.

Neglecting the care and affection our husband needs brings a distance and separation that was not intended as God’s plan for marriage.

We must foster affection and cultivate it for our marriages.

Cultivate a habit of affection.

God’s Word says,
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition
or conceit, but in lowliness of mind
let each esteem others better than himself.
Let each of you look out not only
for his own interests,
but also for the interests of others.

Put your husband first. Show him affection and care.

He is your priority.

He comes after God, before your children and job or ministry.

Don’t neglect showing affection. The benefits of showing affection tumble over into other areas of your marriage like communication and family life.

Caring for our husband physically through affection blesses our marriage and our husband and, as a result, benefits us as well.

Make affection a priority and bask in the joy of the blessing it brings your husband for he will understand you do love him.

And love is where we will end up next week as we work on being Imperfect Wives who are getting