It’s that time of year again. The big season has begun and you’re a football widow, once more.
Whether you’re a wife who hoots and hollers alongside your man on Sundays or the gal who goes shopping at Kohl’s until the game’s over—there’s much we can learn about how to love our husband by his cherished game of football.
Coach. Be a coach. Every husband wants a successful marriage. He wants to be number one in your eyes. He’s competitive that way. Stop nagging and start encouraging. Even when he fumbles—he needs to hear positive input from you much more than the droning’s and complaining of a disappointed wife.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29
Teammate. Have his back….with the kids, with your parents, and even your friends. He needs to know he can rely on you, especially when the opposing team has the ball. Stand by him publicly, win or lose.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. 1Corinthians 13:7-8
Stick to the game plan. Be consistent. Don’t tell him one thing and do another. Refrain from parenting in new ways without bringing him up to speed first. If you agreed to a budget be faithful. Communication is vital to a thriving marriage—make time for it and stick to it.
But let your word ‘yes be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no be ‘no.’ Anything more than this is from the evil one. Matthew 5:37
Be his biggest fan. Do you cheer when he comes home? Do you encourage your kids to run and greet him with a squeal and a hug? Do you root for him to win at work, at church, at home? Your voice should be the one he hears above the crowd—make sure to choose your words wisely.
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:12
Whether he fumbles over and over, or throws the game winning touchdown pass, it’s you he’s playing for. It’s you he desires at the end of the day—a winning marriage is what he wants and no super bowl ring is more important than that.