I love my wife with all of my heart. She is the most important person in my life, and I cherish her and every moment I spend with her. Cherishing your spouse is a learned skill as well as a needed component of a successful marriage.
Dictionary.com defines “cherish” as “to treasure, to care for, or to nurture.” Cherish is mentioned prominently in the traditional marriage vows. “…to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part…”
Let me suggest some practical ways to cherish your spouse wisely. 1) Be sensitive to her needs. That requires you to know what those needs are. Remember, you’re never finished learning about your partner. 2) Pay attention when she’s talking. Being distracted, annoyed, and looking at your phone is a “relationship killer.” 3) Be faithful and loyal to her, publicly and privately. This communicates that she is “safe” and “protected” with you.
My wife is my rock, my support, and my best friend. She is the one person in this world I can always count on and I am grateful every day that I have her in my life. She is my everything and I wouldn’t be the same without her. I love her more than words can say. Seems to me that “cherishing” someone you love is a “no-brainer.” But “life happens” and cherishing isn’t my immediate and consistent response. The blog today is a wake-up call to me. Maybe it is for you as well.