The Enriching Wife, Day 5
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10 ways to add chocolate to your date night
10 more ways to add chocolate to your date night
Saucy Saucy Pizza Night
Pop Pop Pop Date Night
Doubly Bubbly Date Night
Apple of my eye date
Proverbs 31:11 says, “…she will greatly enrich his life” (NLT). Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines enrich as “to make richer by the addition or increase of some desirable quality… to add beauty to… to enhance the taste of…” Do you enrich your husband’s life?
Fulfilling His Desire for Relationship
Your presence and your desire for your husband adds value to his life. Man was in the Garden with the Creator God … and yet something was not good.
In Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul, the Eldredges write
“The world is young and completely unstained. Adam is… in his innocence and full of glory. He walks with God. Nothing stands between them. They share something none of us have ever known, only longed for: an unbroken friendship, untouched by sin. Yet something is not good? Something is missing? What could it possibly be? Eve. Woman. Femininity. Wow. Talk about significance.”
You were designed to sustain your own ‘Adam’- to walk through life together, hand-in-hand, and fulfill his desire for deep, intimate relationship.
Fulfilling His Yearning for Beauty
God created you (and your husband) with a deep desire to experience beauty – to see, hear, taste, touch, and smell beauty. King David writes in Psalm 84:1-2, “How lovely is Your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God.” King David is desperate for the living God – for His life and beauty.
A marriage reflects the relationship between Christ and His Bride. King Solomon writes in Proverbs 5:18-19, advising his son to “delight in the wife of your youth… may her breasts satisfy you always. May you ever be intoxicated with her love.”
King David writes in Psalm 34:8, “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good.” The word “oh” denotes deep longing. David yearns for us to experience and enjoy a sweetly fulfilling relationship with God.
David uses the two words “taste” and “see” to give us a fuller picture of the sensory experience we have with God. Jesus says to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, incorporating all five senses. David wants us to connect God’s goodness with a pleasurable, enjoyable experience.
Karen Scalf Linamen writes in Pillow Talk, “Unless life touches us in tangible ways, we’re missing out on something grand.”
Think about your greatest experiences. What makes those moments stand out so significantly? My wedding day was beautiful. I distinctly remember my husband had never looked so good in his tux and champagne-colored vest and tie. I remember hearing the rhythmic music and our voices raised in song as we praised God together during our ceremony. I remember the scent of the vanilla lingering in the air from our unity candle. I remember the feel of Adam’s hands clasping mine, warm and strong. I remember the sweet taste of his lips… and the cake he smashed in my face.
In Song of Solomon, the wife eagerly invites her husband to know her. She cannot restrain the joy she experiences when she is with her love. His kisses are more delightful than wine, his scent is fragrant, he is a wonder, and she wants him to hurry to take her away with him. She calls him handsome. She loves him above all others; she delights in him, enjoys his presence, and appreciates his feasting eyes. She desires to please him sexually, and invites him willingly. She brags about him and admires his body.
The enriching wife invites her husband to enjoy her intimately, eager to please him, treasuring him above all others, intoxicating him with her love, satisfying him with her body, allowing him the delightful pleasure of her company.
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Do you actively seek to enrich your husband’s life with your presence, beauty, and sweetness? In what ways to you help enrich his life?
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