Title: "Loving My Wife" Author: Unknown
I have often thought about what it means to love my wife.
When we were first married, it mostly meant having sex. It used to mean feeling her body close to mine, and smelling her hair, tasting her skin.
As the years have gone by, it really has become to mean giving myself to her. Yes, it sometimes gets to the point of sex and enjoying our bodies together, but it also is much more than that.
My wife says that we seldom "talk" together. I enjoy those times, however it seems we are often distracted with other things. Cooking, cleaning, household management, "vegging" in front of the TV. I hate the thought that we place other things in front of our times together. But it is so easy to do.
I often tell my wife how much I like to see her body. It is beautiful in ways that I would not of thought before getting to know her. What makes it most beautiful that it is hers. And that she is mine.
She says she seldom hears me speak of wanting to talk with her. That I am always talking about her body. My way of expressing closeness starts by being physically close. Her way of expressing closeness starts with enjoying each other's talking; our minds.
My learning to communicate better in ways she best loves helps me to truely love my wife. That leads to her expressing her love for me is ways I best understand also.
We have had some of our richest love making sessions after close talks with each other. Maybe not right after, but often sometime soon.
What gives me great joy is my wife doing well - her being satisfied in Christ, happy and enjoying life. When she is happy, I am happy. It gives me joy for her to have joy.