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Shari Popejoy


April 14, 2012

What Does A Man Really Want?

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The advertisements and covers of the supermarket tabloids and romance novels, and magazines written for women evidently promise to give you the answer to the question, “What Does a Man Really Want?”

Let’s look instead to the Creator of our husband to see what He says:

“What a man desires is unfailing love.”  Proverbs 19:22

Well, that should be no surprise if we’ve read the LOOOVE chapter of I Corinthians 13!

“Love never fails.”  I Corinthians 13:8

I’m sure all men are different, and if you read the post We’re Not that Complicated, you’ll find that my husband wants only three simple things from me. But even those three things can be summed up by . . . unfailing love.

But, perhaps you might realize like I did one day that when I compared that loving feeling I had for that man, with the list in I Corinthians 13, – I really didn’t love my husband after all — not according to this list anyway:

  • patient
  • kind
  • does not envy
  • does not boast
  • is not proud
  • is not rude
  • is not self-seeking
  • is not easily angered
  • keeps no record of wrongs
  • does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth
  • always protects
  • always trusts
  • always hopes
  • always perseveres
  • love never fails

Do you really love your husband?

Perhaps, as Titus 2:4 suggests, we need to be taught to love our husband.

If so, then this should be lesson number one:  love is a choice.  Your husband deserves your undying loyalty, your unswerving faithfulness, and your unfailing love. . . no matter what. Purpose in your heart and mind to give that to him today. . . and tomorrow. . . and all the days of your life. . . so long as you both shall live.

Today’s marriage tip:  Your man wants (and needs) your unfailing love.  It’s the least (and the most) you can do for him today.

And, if you are just joining us on this one-hundred-day journey, then don’t miss out on the first fifty tips for a greater marriage, by reading the previous posts, or clicking on the 100 Days to My Anniversary 2012 category on the right.

About the Author

Shari Popejoy
Shari Popejoy is the author of the book Won Without Words, and the blog Won Without Words, encouragement to wives. She writes the Livingstone Library, an adventure series for young people, and the blog Oh Joy!, (injoyinc.com/oh/) for busy moms. She is a frequent contributor to Christian print and online magazines, and writes from the quiet country of the Ozarks, where she lives with her husband, Marc, and their three children. You can find out all about her at sharipopejoy.com!


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