Yes? Who doesn’t, right?!
This isn’t about sex though…
Still here? Awesome, thanks!
So, do you? Do you love women? Today I loved a woman. And it was amazing!
How can YOU love a woman, you ask??
Support. Whatever she’s facing in life, knowing someone sees, understands and cares enough to let her know it, really helps a woman not feel alone in her struggle. Supported women are less likely to SNAP. See how important this is?
Listen. A woman will carry her burdens a lot of the time silently, but she needs to be heard to help her sort and process all the stuff going on inside ALL THE TIME. Just to be clear, this part isn’t you talking.
Comfort. Remember that cool washcloth on your forehead when you were sick as a child? Or the gentle hand that held your hair in college while you threw up? A woman you know may really need this very practical LOVE-in-action! Everybody hurts sometime.
Affirm. Women doubt themselves all the time. To counter that, let’s speak truth over the women we know. “You are amazing at that!” or “Awesome pajamas!” can go a long way in reassuring and encouraging women in any season of life.
(I tease, but seriously…BE A CHEERLEADER. The nice kind…not the kind from high school.)
Serve. Don’t like to cook, clean, or babysit? Find something else then. Keep looking for ways to practically serve the women around you. Let’s break out of our bubbles of self-involvement and remember that people are important! Your to-do list can wait; look up from your phone and DO SOMETHING.
So, are you up for a challenge? Find ways to really LOVE the women in your life today. Start a new habit and find yourself (and the world) strengthened and changed along the way!