What Your Husband Needs

Every wife should have a general knowledge of what her husband’s needs are. There are many needs that might differ from husband to husband, but most husbands need the following from their wife:


  • Admiration: Praise his positive character traits. Reassure him of his capabilities. Respect his burden of responsibility. “Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.” (Proverbs 31:23)
  • Domestic Support: Provide a peaceful home atmosphere. Manage the home efficiently. Verbalise appreciation for his provision. “She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” (Proverbs 31:27)
  • Companionship: Develop mutual interests together. Learn to talk knowledgeably about your husband’s occupation. Become interested and/or proficient in activities your husband likes. “ ‘The two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one.” (Mark 10:8)
  • Attractiveness: Develop inner beauty that earns respect. Display inner strength regardless of outward circumstances. Dress in an appropriate, feminine manner. “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” (Proverbs 31:25)
  • Sexual Fulfillment: Be a responsive wife. Communicate your sexual needs. Give assurance that your husband is sexually adequate. “The wife’s body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband’s body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” (1 Corinthians 7:4–5)

“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.” (Proverbs 31:10–12)