Especially True for Husbands
Yesterday I suggested the way to receive love is to give love. This is valid for both men and women, but I think it’s truer when the husband does the loving.
“We love Him because He first loved us.” [1 John 4:19 NKJV]
The Bible is clear our marriage relationship is an example of the Church’s relationship with God. Just as we came to love Him because He first loved us, I think God has designed men and women so wives are more likely to respond to a husband’s love than vice versa. This is not guaranteed, wives have free will (and even God gets rejected), but wives do seem to be far more likely to respond to selfless love than husbands.
If your marriage could use more love, don’t wait for your wife to act! Declare love unilaterally, and just keep bombarding her with it.