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10 Real Ways to Be Thankful for Your Husband

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Yes they snore and they hog the covers! But let’s not lose sight of the immense blessing our husband’s are in our lives! We can sometimes forget to express thankfulness for all they do for us. So here I share 10 real ways to be thankful for your husband!

Being thankful for your husband sounds like it should be an easy thing right? Yet many times, we forget what a blessing they can be to us. We get caught up in the day to day life and forget to express that gratitude for the men God gave us.

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With Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away I’m thinking about the people in my life that mean the most to me. For this particular post, however, I’m focusing on “my husband.”

That being said, you will be able to relate and be thankful for your husband’s too. We will both be grateful when I list the 10 real ways to be thankful for your husband.

Now, not only is Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, but November 15th is also my husband Mike’s birthday. Wanna know a little secret…He’s turning the BIG 50!

Shhh, don’t let him know I let the cat out of the bag. Lol. All joking aside Mike is such a tender-hearted loving husband. He supports me in ways that I do not deserve.

As a matter of fact, at times I feel like I don’t measure up to be his wife. Now I realize this is silly on my part to think this. It’s just old insecurities that I’m working on slowly and surely.

I’m incredibly blessed to have Mike in my life. This post is going to be a dedication to him specifically and a gift straight from my heart to his.


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10 Real Ways To Be Thankful For Your Husband

To start with I believe it’s important to share the Biblical role of our husbands according to God’s word. Ephesians 5:25, says, Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. This scripture sums it up, doesn’t it?

Mike and I have a solid marriage because we put God first as the foundation of our marriage. When we first got together Mike wasn’t Christian but came to know Jesus as savior and Lord in 2012.

I had fallen away from God at this point in my life. That being said God knows who and what we need in our lives better than we do.

After a fifteen-year abusive marriage, I was rather skittish to start over again but Mike is supportive, gentle, loving, and caring, and handled interactions with me slowly. I’m so grateful for that.

Another key point I’d like to go further on is the characteristics to be thankful for your husband. Naturally, I’m referring to my own husband but hopefully, you will find the following characteristics in your husband as well.

17 Characteristics to Be Thankful for Your Husband

  • Man of Faith
  • Supports
  • Loving Father
  • Protects
  • Gentle
  • Compassionate
  • Encourages
  • Attentive
  • Appreciation
  • Forgiveness
  • Prioritizes
  • Provides
  • Laughs
  • Respects
  • Honors
  • Values
  • Honesty

Ways I’m Thankful for my Husband

Man of Faith and Follower of Christ

Being a Christian and follower of Jesus Christ means more to me than anything else.

When Mike uses God and His word to direct his steps and actions he’s putting what and who should come first.

As long as he continues to do this he can never ever go wrong in my opinion.

Supports My Ministry (RHL Blog)

When you work a full-time job most husbands would expect you to come home and give them your 100% undivided attention the remainder of the evening. Mike understands how important my blog is to me.

Mike knows the main time I have to work on it is in the evenings when I get off work and/or the weekends. It takes a lot of work to keep all the areas dealing with my blog and social networking going.

In all honesty, I feel extremely guilty at times spending the amount of time I do working on my blog instead of spending the time with him. That being said he looks at the bigger picture of eternity.

I’m using my blog to lift high the name of Jesus so others will come to know Jesus Christ via the internet. Also, I use my experience in abuse and loss to help those going through similar issues.

Yet Mike always shows me his support and unconditional love and encouragement.

Wonderful Stepdad and Pap

In my opinion, some of the BEST Dad’s out isn’t blood-related. It takes much more to be a Dad that a sperm donor. I don’t mean this in a judgemental or critical way it’s just truth.

Mike doesn’t have any children of his own so when he and I got together my children and I came as a package deal.

Jokingly his family was thrilled when we got together because they wanted to repay him for all of the noisy toys he got for the nieces and nephews.

Much to their dismay, I nipped that one in the bud because I had a hysterectomy when I was twenty-four years old.

So they found ways to still joke with him saying he bypassed the kids and went straight to the grandchildren.

Mike says simply “That’s right!” He’s an awesome Pap and all the grandchildren love him to pieces!

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Never Disrespects or Harms Me

As was previously stated, I was in an abusive first marriage that broke me and made me feel less than for far too long.

In all seriousness, abuse is not love. One of the things I’m most thankful for is I know without a shadow of a doubt Mike would NEVER harm me.

He can’t stand it when he witness’s someone doing this towards a woman. As a matter of fact, he’s gone as far as to tell them they need to “knock it off!”

I can never say enough about how thankful I am to be with a man who “respects” me. In marriage, if you don’t have respect in a relationship it will most likely not survive.

Abundantly Provides for Our Family

Additionally, it’s equally important to share how Mike provides for our family. He is the kind of man who will do anything for anyone.

He’d go as far as to give you the shirt off his back if he felt you needed it.

Furthermore, I know for a fact that he helps others even when it puts us in a position of becoming short-handed ourselves. He has the mentality that God will always provide.

Not many men would be willing to go out of their way to help someone when it’s not really his place to do so.

Not only this he gives with an open heart of generosity because that’s who he is. Thankfulness is putting it mildly stating how much he does for others!

Understanding When I Don’t Feel Well

If you’ve read my post living with autoimmune disorders you’re aware of the numerous health issues I have.

In all honesty, some days are really rough and I become tired easily.

To put it another way, when I get home from work I’m mentally and physically exhausted.

Cooking dinner some days is something I can’t muster up the energy to do. I don’t usually complain or say anything yet Mike can usually tell without me saying anything.

He gets me and has me figured out.

So what does he do? Suggests grabbing something somewhere or will bring it home. That’s Thankfulness!

Awesome Chef and Griller

Nothing compares to a man who’s good in the kitchen or when it comes to grilling. To be honest I’m a very picky eater.

Allow me to share with you a funny story about the first time Mike cooked for me when we were dating. Bless him he had no idea what he was getting into. Lol.

For starters, I hate mushrooms and he fixed chicken with mushroom gravy. I didn’t have the heart to tell him I didn’t like it. Secondly, I have never liked cheesy potatoes.

Guess what he fixed? You guessed it. He’s a romantic at heart, however. When he pulled out my chair to sit down he had a long stem rose in my chair. Brownie points!

Handy Around the House

Nothing beats being married to a handyman right? Mike worked in maintenance for years. Not only this somehow whenever I placed a work order on my machine somehow he usually ended up being the one to come fix it.

Possibly he had an ulterior motive. Lol. In all seriousness, I’m so incredibly thankful for a man who can fix things himself. It saves us tons of money. I’m definitely thankful for that!

Thankful for My Husband Because He’s a Good Listener

Keeping it real here in saying I’m the type of person who wants to “fix” everything. That’s not necessarily a bad thing however for me it can be when I allow it to take hold.

I’m a fixer personality which I believe stems from my first marriage for the most part. Always trying to keep everyone happy to avoid confrontations. I carry a lot of weight on my shoulders that’s not meant to be mine to carry.

One, in particular, is I try my best not to bring home the burdens of my job. Don’t get me wrong I love my job but it can also be hard spiritually and mentally.

As some of you may know, I work with oncology patients and it’s hard some days. However, I can home and share things to get them off my chest and Mike lovingly listens with a tender heart and attentive ears. Definitely grateful for this!

Thank You Husband for Making Me Laugh

Marriage can often be hard to go through without having some sort of sense of humor. Mike makes me laugh more often than not. He’s the type that can make anyone laugh.

Most of the time it’s with little effort on his part. Things just naturally fly from his lips in a joking way just by being in a one on one conversation.

I’m guilty of asking him “How are you able to come up with things like this on the fly?”

Try as hard as I might it doesn’t come easy for me. I’m thankful God has passed that gene onto the ones who are able to lift others up flawlessly and without having to try too hard.

Thankfulness for Your Husband Encouraging Thoughts

Husbands are one of our greatest blessings from God. Our spouse’s love is a gift that we can open every day.

The goal in marriage is not to think alike but to think together.

A good husband wipes our tears, But a great husband listens to the story of why we’re crying.

Be Thankful for our husbands because he’s forgiven our pasts and is accepting our present.

Thankful for My husband quotes

I just wanted to tell you that I love you and I appreciate everything that you do for me and for our family.

Every day of my life is perfect because it starts and ends with loving you.

I have seen the best of you and the worst of you, and I choose both.

If I did anything right in my life it was when I gave my heart to you.

I cannot promise that I will be the perfect wife. But I can promise you that I will choose to love you every day.

When life seems full of problems, your love revives me and keeps me strong.

If I had my life to live all over again, I would find you sooner so that I could love you longer.

Times are hard, but sharing them with you makes everything easier. The most difficult of burdens are made simple when I am with you.

It’s not the vows that keep us together. It’s the immense love we have for each other that grows every single day.

God gave me my husband so we could weather the storms of life together.

Husband Love Quotes:

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you . . . I could walk through my garden forever.”

— Alfred, Lord Tennyson

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.

— Elizabeth Barret Browning

Every heart sings a song, incomplete until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.

— Plato

“I love you in the morning, in the middle of the day, in the hours we are together, and the hours we are away.”

— Mika

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”

— Audrey Hepburn

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves”

— Victor Hugo

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”

— Hellen Keller

“True love stories never have endings.”

— Richard Bach

“To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.”

— T. Tolis

“We are most alive when we’re in love.”

— John Updike

“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.”

— Leo Christopher

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”

— Winnie the Pooh

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

— Dr. Seuss

“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”

— Herman Hesse

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

— Aristotle

“Love is a friendship that has caught fire.”

— Ann Landers

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”

— Oscar Wilde

If you’re looking for ways to be thankful for your husband first and foremost he should have the qualities of a Godly husband.

Godly Marriage


In Conclusion on 10 Real Ways To Be Thankful For Your Husband

If you haven’t had the chance to read my first post on thankfulness please check out Thankfulness: The Free Gift of Salvation. I believe you’ll agree the greatest gift we will ever receive and be thankful for is Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of our lives.

Secondly, there may be some reading this post on ways to be thankful for your husband and your marriage may not be where you hope it would be.

If this is you please let me know how I may be able to pray for you specifically in this area. Trust me, sweet friend, I have been there myself.

That being said, I am abundantly blessed with the greatest husband EVER and I am truly thankful for him.

Be sure to check out my friend’s post on how to a healthy marriage.

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    1. Thank you so much, Leeann. Giving thanks for our husbands is so important. Thanksgiving is a reminder of what we should be grateful for. Appreciate your support and feedback very much

  1. I so needed to be reminded of all these reasons to be grateful for my husband. He is a loving father, he loves the Lord, and he loves me. He does all of these things imperfectly, but he tries with all his heart. I need to be better about telling him how much I appreciate him every day.

    1. I’m so glad you found the reasons to be grateful for our husbands encouraging Erin. I believe we can all be more intentional telling our husbands how much we appreciate them, hun, myself included.

  2. What a sweet post to honor your hubs, Angie! I’m all about being grateful for our husbands. I know practicing gratitude towards our husbands can rewire our brains and change our attitudes to our special guy. Thanks again for writing this post!

    1. Thank you so much, Sarah. When we show gratitude for husbands it definitely changes our attitudes towards them. I appreciate your support and encouraging feedback.

  3. What a beautiful testament to your husband Angie! Mine too is a Godly man who took it slow with our interactions as he was aware of my previous husband’s abusive ways. He also loved and accepted my two children as if they were his own. It’s so great to have this list to see just how many real ways we can be thankful for our husbands!

    1. Thanks so much, Tiffany. God has blessed me more than I deserve with Mike as my husband. In all honesty, God knew that I needed the complete opposite of what I had in my first marriage which as you are aware was very unhealthy. That being said, it makes me want to honor and appreciate Mike even me more so. Thanks for your feedback and encouragement

  4. I absolutely LOVE this post Angie! You were brave to be willing to start over and I am so glad to hear that Mike is good to you! I love the 17 characteristics that we can be thankful for in our husbands!! Rick is a good hubby too who loves and cherishes me. He loves Jesus so much and I am SO thankful for him. Our hubbies are the sweetest gift from Heaven to us! ❤

    1. Awe, thank you so much, Donna. Allow me to be honest here…Everyone at work labeled me (I am NOT joking a bit) The Man-Hater! I wanted absolutely nothing to do with allowing another man in my life and heart. I was so scared all men were like my ex-husband. For so long I thought the way he treated me was “normal” and it wasn’t easy to break away from. Mike is the best! Glad to hear your hubby Rich treats you with love and respect as well. I completely agree that our husbands are the sweetest gift from Heaven to us! As always thank you so much for always supporting and encouraging me!

      1. Angie, I can completely understand how you were cautious. I can’t picture you being a manhater though lolol. So thankful for the blessing of your current hubby. Love you sweet friend! ❤

  5. We can get so bogged down in the day to day ‘stuff’ that opportunities for being thankful for your husband slip by in frustration and annoyances.

    Let me take a moment to say, for the record:

    I am thankful for my husband. He is a hard worker, good with the kids, and he too knows when I need a break, sometimes even before I realize it! (among other things )

    1. That is so true Aryn. In our daily lives, we stay so busy and tend to take things for granted and as you stated… frustration and annoyances can take hold. Honoring our husbands and how good they are to us blesses us both. Thanks for always encouraging me

  6. It’s so wonderful to read about couples who love each other. In this negative world, it is doubly refreshing. I have been blessed with a wonderful man who loves and supports me in everything and understands all my little weirdnesses (not a word!) You know what I mean. Well said!

    1. Thank you so much, Fleda. You are so right. Having someone who loves and supports you makes all the difference in your life. I appreciate you and the support that you always show me.

  7. This is beautiful! Thank you for writing this. There are so many times when I get busy with the kids that I forget to be thankful for my husband. Thank you so much for being obedient to God’s voice and giving this gentle reminder.

    1. Thank you so much Melody. I hear you and I’m the same way. Between my full time job, blog, family, etc…I need this reminder for myself too. Much of what I write is to be honest/ Appreciate you and your encouraging feedback very much.

    1. Thank You, Wendy! Mike truly is Amazing and I’m very blessed to have him in my life! God knew what I needed for sure.

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