This post is part of the Happy Wives Club Blog Tour which I am delighted to be a part of along with hundreds of inspiring bloggers. To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE!
I’ve stressed how much I love the Happy Wives Club. It is a remarkable resource for woman to connect with other woman who are happily married and WANT TO STAY THAT WAY. I personally also feel it is a great group that will help a wife become happy in her marriage even if she isn’t already.
Well, Fawn Weaver, the founder of the Happy Wives Club wrote a book about the best marriage secrets the world has to offer. They say the book is like “Eat, Pray, Love meets The 5 Love Languages.” I say the book is inspiring. You can grab a copy HERE.
Fawn Weaver was a happily married woman running a successful business—and then something happened. Maybe it was divorce rate reports on the evening news, The Real Housewives of Orange County, or any daytime talk show where husbands and wives dramatically reveal their betrayals. Everywhere she looked, Fawn saw negative portrayals of marriage dominating the airwaves and dooming everyone to failure. Looking at Keith, the love of her life, she knew that wasn’t true. She was determined to find and connect with women just like her—happy and optimistic about marriage, deeply in love with her spouse, and committed to building a strong marriage that stands the test of time. On a whim, she started the blog HappyWivesClub.com and sent the link to 5 friends. What started as a casual invitation to five women exploded into an international online club with 150,000 members in more than 100 countries. Happy Wives Club is Fawn’s journey across the world to meet new friends and discover what makes their marriages great. Join her on this exciting, exotic trip across six continents and through more than eighteen cities. Walk the streets of Mauritius, the historic ruins in Italy, and the vistas of New Zealand and Australia. Go from Cape Town to London, Manila to Buenos Aires, Winnipeg to Zagreb. Along the way, you will meet everyday women whose marriage secrets span cultures. You will hear their stories, witness their love, and be inspired by the proof that happy, healthy marriages do exist—and yours can be one of them! It turns out great marriages are all around us—when we look for them. Go on a trip with Fawn and learn the best marriage secrets the world has to offer.
As a part of the blog tour, I was asked, “Why do I love my husband?”
Reasons I Love My Husband
I have loved my husband since 1993! That’s well over half of my life. He captured me with his fiery spirit the first time we met. The minute I looked into his eyes for the first time there was a feeling beyond what I can describe. That feeling has done nothing but grow over the years despite everything we’ve gone through.
It is so hard to pinpoint only a few reasons why I love my husband. My husband may be hard to understand (much like I am), but once you get to know him you find a man that is so worth knowing. He loves me unconditionally. He is smart as a fiddle and can learn anything he puts his mind to. He is creative in ways I only wish I could be. He is a hard worker, and ensures that he provides well for his family. Despite how much he may complain about his family, he would willingly give his life for us if he thought it would do something to make us happy.
He has never put anything ahead of me. He has a strong love for movies, TV shows, electronics, and video games. However, he is always considerate of my wishes. He doesn’t choose to spend time doing things he loves if I make it known I want his attention. He literally ALWAYS hits the pause button when I walk into the room and gives me his undivided attention.
He has literally been in every role in my life. He’s been my shoulder to lead on in the hardest times of my life. He has been a friend trying to help me salvage other relationships I thought I wanted more even though it hurt him to the core to see me with another man. He has forgiven me far beyond what any person ever deserves for all the many times I cheated on him in the past. He has NEVER thrown things I’ve told him in confidence against me. To my knowledge, he’s never shared them with anyone else regardless how mad I’ve made him.
He will do anything in his power to make his Mom happy. He has always been willing to help her at the drop of the hat despite how much she racks our nerves at times. He freely talks with her about anything too. He calls her to check on her when she’s having a bad day.
He does so many wonderful little things throughout a day that it’s hard to remember them all. He helps with the kids and household. He believes in raising his kids and being an active part of their lives. He strives to provide things we want even before we know we even want them.
He is never afraid to talk about the hard issues in marriage. He is willing to compromise. He takes to heart everything I tell him, and tries his best to do as I ask. (He’s far better at that than I am.) He listens completely all the time.
I don’t say all of this to make him sound like a saint of a husband. He is truly remarkable, but he does have his faults like we all do. However, he doesn’t have any major faults that I can’t live with. He may not be perfect but he is perfect for me. That’s why I love my husband.
I’m proud to be a member of the #HappyWivesClub. I believe you’ll love the book if you decide to get it for yourself. You can preordered the Happy Wives Club: One Woman’s Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage now.
Why do you love your husband? I’d like to know.