3 Simple Ways To Know If Your Man Really Loves You

I recently met a woman by the name of Renee (not her real name) who divorced her husband after a few months of marriage. Though she said that she was over the relationship, the pain and hurt she still felt came through loud and clear as she spoke of their relationship. Her words were saying one thing but her heart was revealing quite another. When I asked if she saw any sign’s of trouble prior to the marriage, she said no. She said to me, Emmanuel, it is as if he changed into a completely different person. He said all the right words and did all the right things before we got married. I thought he truly loved me.

The statement, I thought he truly loved me, hit me hard like a swift punch to the solar plexus! They were the same words that an ex had spoken to me when we broke up many moons ago (my fault for the record). After a  few moments of silence, I was able to say to her:  Love is more than a feeling, is not confirmed by words, and it reaches beyond the boundary of actions. Love gives but expects nothing in return. Just because an action reflects love does not mean the action comes from a heart of love. The heart of love gives and expects nothing back in return. The heart of fear always wants something in return, but there is no fear in love! Did he marry you because he truly loved you or because you were great to him, filled a hole in him, and he was afraid of losing you?

She replied, I liked that I meant something to him (filled a hole in him) and that he wanted to keep me! What is wrong with that? I said, I do not know your full situation, but could it be that his affection towards you was triggered only by what you could do for him? His shower of love towards you and his sacrifice, was it because you met his needs? Though it seemed all about you, was it truly all about him? As she pondered the questions, I continued, it is not the what that matters most, it is the why that matter most!

She said, what are the reasons a man should love me? I replied, let us see why Jesus loved us and gave himself for us:

Ephesians 5: 25 -29:  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church.

He wants you to be one with him in the Lord

A man who loves you continually works to strengthen the cord of love that exists between you and him. He does this by growing his relationship with the Lord and being a spiritual leader of the household. He understands that there is no way both of you can walk in agreement with each other unless you make Jesus the center of your lives. So he initiates open and honest conversation. He asks you to do nothing that is contrary to the way of the Lord and does not even put you in those situations. You are praying and seeking God together with the kind of man.

 

He wants you to be the best you can be

A man who loves you is one who wants you to walk in the purpose to which God has called you. He wants you to be the best that you can be. And he walk’s foreign lands if he has to! He wants you to live a significant life and makes you priority. A man who loves you will meet you where you are and will always strive to get you to a better place. Think of the Samaritan woman who drank of the water of the words of Jesus. She instantly turned from an insignificant harlot who probably avoided people out of shame, to an outspoken evangelist. She went from being an outcast to someone who helped bring her entire village to the knowledge of God. That is what a man who loves does! He desires to help you reach higher spiritually, mentally, emotionally, intellectually, financially etc.

He wants you to fulfill your destiny

Just as Jesus wants us to wear a crown of glory when we get into heaven, a man who loves you will desire that you win the prize in your race of life; that you cross the finish line and fulfill your destiny. This means that he is sensitive to your needs and chooses for you to be his first priority. He considers your destiny in the decisions that he is making. Nothing is done selfishly. He wants to shine the spotlight on you so that you can receive honor. He is not one to want the limelight for himself. This is a man who is not jealous of your accomplishments and does not become insecure in your glory. He asks about your goals and dreams and supports you. He is your number one cheerleader.

Food for Thought: A man who loves you feeds you and cares for you in every way

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19 responses to “3 Simple Ways To Know If Your Man Really Loves You

  1. Reblogged this on mcwilton and commented:
    Loved this too

  2. Maurice Ouma

    Thanks for good teaching. End I like it. Good day.

  3. Waynard Jones

    The information is truly a blessing from the Lord Jesus. It is my desire to do it and live in the fruits there of. Bless you in Jesus name!

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  5. Reblogged this on princesslabee's Blog and commented:
    I completely loved reading this! God help me find someone like this and more importantly be someone like this! Enjoy!

  6. Enciee

    God bless you. I’ve never seen the story of Jesus and the Samaritan lady in the perspective you explained it. This is very deep and educating. God bless you.

  7. melasia

    I am currently in a situation, where I truly love my wife, just as jesus love’s the church, but I feel like, I try and have these intimate conversations about god with her word for word out of gods word but she constantly, would rather go listen to a church sermon, than discuss this with me. I have even tested the pastor of this church about some things of the bible and was given the wrong answers that I already knew the right answers too. I’m ready to leave with the clothes on my back and bible in hand and start all over in a new state from scratch. Because all I know is I have what I need and that is God of the heavens and the earth. What should I do?

    • CP

      Please do not leave as it would displease God. (There is no case of adultery) Present your case to the Lord and earnestly ask for help. You can also fast and pray. Ask for the holy spirit to guide you both into all truth. Also if you are in a church that teaches contrary to the word of God you should leave and find another church. Pray for guidance on that too.

      1 Corinthians 7:14
      For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.

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  9. OLIVIA BARBARA OBU

    Am blessed to read such powerful teachings at a time I needed it most. God bless u.

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  11. Adeniyi kehinde

    I want to know if a lovable man can agree on a relationship without sex or romance, no phone sex and long distance relationship because all guy have met and know never give out something without exchange. I asked a guy why all man like double date, he said because it is in there blood, I want to know if is true and am in a relationship and I feel like am tired of it ,my thinking was may be because the guy is not my tribe or not clean in heart or because I have not date a guy more a two before or I don’t love him. I always want a distance relationship where sex will not involve and this guy is not a person which can do without sex according to his word and behavior and my heart like not to see him.

    • Kehinde,

      It is not true that it is in the blood for a guy to want sex and double date. That type of man is not honoring God (first and foremost) and is not honoring you. A man should not make excuses for his shortcomings but ask God to help him overcome!

      Regards,

  12. Thanks in favor of sharing such a nice thought, piece of writing is nice,
    thats why i have read it entirely

  13. Adaugo

    A friend of mine shared this post on fb n i am really moved by it. God bless u 4 dis 1daful wrk u r doing. Plz i need ur advice on an issue dat is weighing me 4 a long tym now.
    I met dis man who really loved me sincerly. We got alone well. One certain tym i was ill n needed 2 b operated on. He took me 2 d hospital n footed d bill. He has really done alot 4 me. Bt of recent i just realized dat he is nt outspoken n i hv grown bigger than him. Am just confused. Am ashamed 2 introduce him 2 my friends. Am confused becos i dnt kn if i cn ever find a man who will love me like he did. Dnt just kn wt 2 do.

  14. amanda

    This is well put, simple to understand and apply to life.

  15. Pamela Nomathemba Ncube

    How moving at times we do not understand the meaning of love

  16. This is worth-reading. Keep it up and stay blessed.

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