1. Your husband needs to know that you support him fully and unreservedly in the God-given call to which he has responded and in the life-long commitment which it involves.
2. The specialness that exists between both of you should not be crowded out as time passes. He must always feel and know how much he means to you; for after God, he has first place in your love and affection.
3. Your he-man has a tenderness inside, reserved for you alone, which is fragile. Let him know and see that he fulfills your needs.
4. As a sounding board for his ideas and plans, he needs your attention, objective advice, encouragement, and praise.
5. Your pastor/husband should have your confidential ear if he feels the need to share with you some "semi-classified" church-related information. Reassure him that his trust in you is well placed, for you are his friend and confidant.
6. Encourage his special study time so that he can be inspired and filled. His sheep need to be well-fed and watered. This is vital for his growth in the ministry and his effectiveness as a shepherd.
7. Planned, as well as spurof-the moment recreational activities that involve just the two of you, add spark to the romance in your relationship. Cherish these moments together; they are the fabric of which memories are made.
8. Home, where the heart and the body are, should be a haven for spiritual renewal and a mental and physical oasis from the pressures and stress outside—a place of divine benediction.