21 Ways To Intentionally Love Your Husband Every Day

February 9, 2017

Big gestures on Valentine’s Day, birthdays, and anniversaries are great, but I want to intentionally show my husband that I love him every day of the year!

Show your husband that you love him every day with these intentional acts of love!

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The big gestures are fun, but I want to focus on ways that I can intentionally show my love every day. I’ve teamed up with some other wonderful bloggers to bring you a fewΒ of our favorite ways that we show love to our husbands through little acts and gestures! We may not do all of these every single day, but when we do, our husbands know that we love them and care for them. πŸ™‚

Leave him a little note.

I like to sneak notes into Caleb’s lunch box. Just something quick to say how much I love him or something that I appreciate about him.

>>Check out these printable sticky love notes from The Dating Divas<<

21 Ways To Intentionally Love Your Husband Every Day

Cook a meal that he enjoys.

(Idea from Ro at Chicken and Bliss) Nothing makes my husbandΒ smile more than homemade chicken alfredo or pot roast and potatoes.

Wash his car.

Caleb drives an old beat-up Tahoe, but even he likes to have a shiny car!

Listen when he talks.

(Idea from Alena at Ladies Like Us) Respect him by valuing what he has to say. I don’t love painting or boxing as much as Caleb does, but I know it means a lot to him when I listen to him talk.

Watch his favorite movie with him.

This is especially intentional if it’s a movie that you don’t enjoy as much.

Don’t let him help with cleaning up dinner.

(Idea from Susannah at Simple Moments Stick) Give him a break from Tupperware duty and let him relax.

Tell him that you appreciate him.

I love that my husband works so hard to provide for us, and I try to tell him that every day.

Clean up his plate/pick up his trash after a meal.

(Idea from Katherine at Newson Natural Living) And do it with a service-minded heart! πŸ™‚

Wash/foldΒ his laundry.

This is one of the things my husband appreciates most about me.

Send him encouraging and loving text messages.

(Idea from Lauren at Bellows in the Berkshires) Every man wants to pull out his phone and see “you’re a good husband” in the middle of a work day!

21 Ways To Intentionally Love Your Husband Every Day

Bake his favorite treat.

Apple crisp or fresh brownies are Caleb’s favorites. πŸ™‚

Give him time to watch his favorite shows/channels.

(Idea from Lauren at Bellows in the Berkshires) Even if you don’t love it or watch with him, he’ll see the heart behind it.

Start a thank you jar.

Every day, write down something about him that you’re thankful for, and let him read them all the end of the month.

Hug and kiss him as he leaves for and comes home from work.

(Idea from Joy at Joy Lynn) It’s the sweetest way to start and end aΒ day apart. πŸ™‚

Pray for him.

What better way to love your husband than by praying God’s blessings over him?

Put gas in the car while you’re out.

(Idea from Abby at Winstead Wandering) Meeting his practical needs is the easiest way to show love.

Surprise him at work.

If he has a job where this is possible, bring him a snack or just show up to say “I love you”.

Find out his love language and show love in that way.

(Idea from Elena at Beautiful Hope) Whether it’s act of service, physical touch, or one of the others, he will feel the most love when you communicate in his language! πŸ™‚

Call him.

Texting is great, but calling him during a work break lets himΒ hear how much you love him.

Ask him, “What is one thing I can do today to make your day easier?”

(Idea from Natasha at Natasha Byrd) He might need something specific, and you can love him the best by meeting that need.

Go on a walk/run/hike/bike ride together.

Pick an activity he enjoys and do it together!

21 Ways To Intentionally Love Your Husband Every Day
Going for a run together is one of our favorite things to do! πŸ™‚

Ladies, I encourage you to try these out and be intentional in loving your husband. We have the power to make or break our husbands, and I pray that you will show your love in such a way as to build your husband up to be the best he can be. Pick one or two of these and see how much it makes him smile and feel loved. I guarantee you’ll want to do even more after that! πŸ™‚

Show your husband that you love him every day with these intentional acts of love!

What’s your favorite way to showΒ your husband that you love him? Is there anything you would add to this list? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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  • Mackenzie

    February 9, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Aw these are such wonderful ideas. I’m not married, but my signigicant other and I have been together for about 3 years. The little things that you’ve mentioned, go so far. Love this!!


    1. Abbey

      February 9, 2017 at 10:35 am

      Thank you, Mackenzie! The little things truly do go so far! πŸ™‚

      1. Amy Irvin

        August 15, 2019 at 4:58 am

        Very good ideas. A list I’m keeping. I will be using several of these ideas. Thank you.

  • Candy

    February 9, 2017 at 10:26 am

    For us this is normal everyday things we do for each other. After 35 years we have it down.

    1. Abbey

      February 9, 2017 at 10:36 am

      That’s great to hear, Candy! πŸ™‚

  • Abby @ WinsteadWandering

    February 9, 2017 at 11:38 am

    I love all of these! I tend to forget something as simple as a phone call “just because” can be encouraging.

    1. Abbey

      February 9, 2017 at 11:44 am

      Thanks, Abby! It’s so simple, yet so sweet!

  • Laura

    February 9, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I do #1 every once in a while, and it always makes my husband smile. πŸ™‚

    1. Abbey

      February 9, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Mine too, Laura! That’s one of my favorite ways to surprise him! πŸ™‚

  • Brittany

    February 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I love, love, love the thank you jar idea! Going to start that today. Lol I also loved reading this because my husband’s name is also Caleb, so it was like a little personalized list of things to do for him. πŸ™‚

    1. Abbey

      February 9, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      How funny, Brittany! Oh that’s awesome! πŸ™‚

  • Rose

    February 9, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Fantastic list! The little things make the biggest difference.

    1. Abbey

      February 9, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you, Rose! They sure do! πŸ™‚

  • Kristin

    February 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Thank you for this, sweet friend.
    I agree that it is so important to love our husbands well year-round, but I don’t always do the best job with that.
    I am always getting on to my hubby about how he needs to clean out his car. I could totally do that for him! Thanks for the ideas!

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:37 am

      That’s great to hear, Kristin! I’m glad you found it helpful! πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    February 9, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    These ideas are great! So creative and simple!

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Thank you, Elizabeth! πŸ™‚

  • Annie

    February 10, 2017 at 9:36 am

    YES! We seriously need a list like this. I have really been struggling with ways to intentionally love B…but this helps a lot!

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:38 am

      That’s wonderful, Annie!

  • Casey

    February 10, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Loved this list! I definitely need to work on communicating more in my husband’s love language, which is totally different than my own!!

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:38 am

      That can be a challenge, Casey, but he’ll appreciate it so much! πŸ™‚

  • Robin

    February 10, 2017 at 10:00 am

    It’s really all about being intentional! It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day hustle & bustle, so we should all take the chance to do at least one nice thing for each other every day. It sounds so simple, but it can easily fall to the wayside!

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Absolutely, Robin! I agree!

  • Ivanna | Provocative Joy

    February 10, 2017 at 11:06 am

    This is a great list! Personally, I think making a meal or a snack that he loves would make my man’s day. We also have very different preferences in movies, so it might be nice to sacrifice my own tastes to watch one of his.

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Thank you, Ivanna! You are so right! πŸ™‚

  • Ayanna

    February 10, 2017 at 11:57 am

    This is an awesome list! I love the thank you jar idea. I’ll have to start that for my hubby.

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Thank you, Ayanna! I think any man would like that!

  • Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    February 10, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    OH how I love this. Great ideas, but also a good reminder to be more intentional in loving my hubby this weekend (+ beyond).

    Coming Up Roses

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Thank you, Erica! πŸ™‚

  • Christina

    February 10, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    These are sweet ideas to help our husbands know they are loved and appreciated. I try to daily thank him for something, so he knows I notice.

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Thanks, Christina! That’s a great thing to do!

  • Natalie

    February 10, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    These are the sweetest ideas! I can’t wait to try some of these out. I love making dinner and baking for my husband and surprising him at work!

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:42 am

      Thank you, Natalie! I hope your husband loves some of these new ideas! πŸ™‚

  • Alannah Renee

    February 10, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    These are some great ways to intentionally show love each day! My goal for February is to leave my hubs a note each week to encourage him. He’s definitely a ‘words guy’, and I know he appreciates love notes. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:42 am

      Thanks, Alannah! Aw, that’s a great idea! πŸ™‚

  • Natalie

    February 10, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    These are fantastic tips, Abbey! My husband and I lead the couples ministry at our church, and we are always encouraging couples to date and show small gestures of love. I am going to print your ideas to hand out!

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:42 am

      That is so sweet, Natalie! Thank you! I hope they find them helpful! πŸ™‚

  • Holly

    February 11, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Yes- praying for your husband is so important! Thanks for all of these great ideas. Last week I cleaned and vacuumed by husbands car and he was so excited about it πŸ™‚

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:43 am

      Way to go, Holly! That’s awesome! πŸ™‚

  • Kelsie

    February 12, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    How sweet! My hubby is a HUGE words of affirmation guy, so using words in a variety of ways is so huge for him!

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Caleb is the same way, and it makes such a difference! πŸ™‚

  • Megan at Lush to Blush

    February 13, 2017 at 9:35 am

    These are very sweet ideas. I’m a huge believer in showing your love and appreciation for your partner all the time! πŸ™‚


    Megan at Lush to Blush

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 10:04 am

      Thank you, Megan! I agree! πŸ™‚

  • Emma @ The Happy Journal

    February 13, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks for these tips! We get married next year and I’m also striving to live intentionally so these are perfect!

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:45 am

      That’s wonderful, Emma! πŸ™‚

  • Rachel Lynn

    February 13, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    It definitely strengthens a relationship by doing small acts of kindness and love for one another. I know I feel most loved when my boyfriend does little things he knows I want without me having to even say anything. πŸ™‚ Especially when it come to gifts–small gifts that show he’s been listening are so much more meaningful than big flashy gifts. & I know he likes it when I do these things for him! I love the idea of leaving notes for him to find during work. I think I’m going to start doing that one. It’s super cute!

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:46 am

      I agree, Rachel! And leaving notes is super fun! πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer Enoch

    February 13, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    I absolutely agree! I think small meaningful gestures through the year are a great way to remind our husbands that we’re always thinking of them and how much they mean to us.

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Thank you, Jennifer! I absolutely agree! πŸ™‚

  • Michelle

    February 14, 2017 at 8:37 am

    I’ve been with my husband for nearly 27 years and I can say it is the little things that make a big difference in the day to day. Sometimes if it is real cold or has snowed I will get out of bed early and go start his truck or clean the snow off while he is getting ready for work. He is not a morning person, so it makes the start to his day a little better and since he knows I’m not really a morning person either he appreciates the act.

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 9:47 am

      That’s wonderful, Michelle! It sounds like y’all love each other very well! πŸ™‚

  • Ro

    February 16, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I LOVE these tips! Thank you for including mine and even sharing tidbits of how you do this with your husband for each one! I love how intentional you both are in your relationship with each other!

    1. Abbey

      February 16, 2017 at 10:03 am

      Aw, thank you, Ro! I’m glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

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