103 Words of Affirmation Every Husband Wants to Hear


Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.

These sad words, penned by Thoreau, reveal how totally, desperately, yeah, that’s right, desperately your man needs you . . . that I need you, Lisa.

I wonder, sometimes, if most women really understand that. Do you truly understand the immense power you have in the life of your husband?

From the man’s perspective, if his woman doesn’t believe in him . . . isn’t fanatically committed to his potential, it doesn’t much matter what others think. He’s already living in Thoreau’s muse, a diminished man.

We need your affirmation – we have to have it and, oh, how we thrive with it. Typically, men are quiet about these things but that doesn’t mean we need and enjoy our wife’s affirmation any less. And every man feels it: When his woman is behind him, he can slay dragons.

Here are a few words to fill your dragon-slayer with the vigor of life.


1) Thanks for being a great husband!

2) I’m glad you’re my friend.

3) You’re a great (are going to be a great) Dad!

4) Thanks so much for fixing that!

5) I really appreciate you.

6) When you listened to me, you made me feel loved.

7) You are my man!

8) You are my protector.

9) You are awesome!

10) Hey, do you have any plans later?

11) I respect you so much.

12) Thanks for working so hard.

13) You’re an excellent provider.

14) You make me feel like a Lady.

15) I love being with you.

16) You’re so smart.

17) You’re amazing!

18) Thank you, that was really kind.

19) You’re so strong.

20) You’re a hard worker.


21) You know how to make me happy!

22) When you hold me tight, I feel safe with you.

23) I like you.

24) I love your sense of humor.

25) Thanks for the date . . . I enjoyed being with you.

26) Thank you for thinking of me.

27) You’re so considerate.

28) You’re a great lover.

29) I’ll always stand by your side.

30) Your secrets are safe with me.


31) I’m yours.

32) I’ll go wherever you lead.

33) I’m blessed you are my husband.

34) You are a godly man.

35) Thank you for leading our family.

36) You are the first place I turn.

37) Being your wife is an honor.

38) It’s a lot of fun being Mrs. (  )

39) Do you want to be a father?

40) Your ideas are so exciting!


41) I love how steady and stable you are . . . makes me feel secure.

42) I love it when you barbeque!

43) Thanks for helping around the house.

44) It’s fun to work with you.

45) What a great job – that looks fantastic!

46) You are one handsome man.

47) You are an unselfish person.

48) I’ve learned so much from you.

49) Our kids are (going to be) fortunate you are their dad?

50) I’m a better woman because you’re my husband. I mean that.


51) You are my favorite person in the entire world!

52) I want to grow old with you.

53) You’re a great kisser.

54) I’m thinking we should go to bed early tonight . . .

55) You make me feel like a woman.

56) You’re a rock.

57) I trust your judgment.

58) Your approval means the world to me.

59) You are a thoughtful man.

60) Thank you for caring how I feel.


61) I appreciate how you show me respect.

62) I have confidence in your leadership.

63) I totally trust you.

64) I’m proud to be your wife.

65) God has my best in mind. That’s why he gave you to me.

66) There’s no one like you.

67) You inspire me to be the best I can be.

68) The hard times don’t matter – I’m with you.

69) You stand for the Truth. I admire that.

70) Your enthusiasm get’s me excited.


71) You are a man of conviction.

72) I married a man of integrity.

73) You’re amazing – you really are!

74) I wouldn’t trade my life with you for anything.

75) You’re a man of action.

76) You’re my dream-come-true – you know that, don’t you?

77) I will always be loyal to you.

78) No other man could even come close.

79) I will always honor you.

80) You will always have my heart.


81) There’s no one like you.

82) What do you need from me?

83) I am one blessed woman!

84) I love being by your side.

85) You look great!

86) I’m a One-Man-Woman!

87) You were amazing last night.

88) How can I serve you in a way that makes you feel loved and respected?

89) I’m always in your corner.

90) I love it when you teach me (us) the Word of God.


91) You have helped me to become a better woman.

92) You have a lot to offer.

93) Thank you for being a faithful husband (and father).

94) Don’t think I don’t notice you putting (me) your family first.

95) God must really be looking out for me to give me a man like you!

96) Being with you is my favorite place to be.

97) I hope you slept well last night because I was thinking we’d stay up a little later tonight!

98) Our kids really look up to you . . . and so do I.

99) I’m grateful our kids have such an excellent role model.

100) Do you know how much I love you?


101) You’re a gentleman.

102) I love just being with you.

103) I’ll love you always and forever.

You might also enjoy 102 Words of Affirmation Every Wife Wants to Hear.


Matthew L. Jacobson


  • Beth

    Thank you for this great list! My husband is now gone for several months and this was a great reminder to send him these kinds of affirmations during our time apart via text, email, letters, etc. 🙂

  • Sha

    I am engaged, and I am so excited to be my man’s hlep-meet! Thank you so much for this wonderful list! I am practicing being a strong, thankful and appreciative wife for him. I am asking God to teach me everything He would like me to learn. I want my man to always know how much I notice, love, appreciate and admire him and his qualities. I will be coming back to this page for sure!!

  • AvGuyDad

    Ya it may seem a bit sappy at first but you know after peeling off that hard outer exterior at the end of a long day at the office, these words really are truths we need to hear. Some of these even gave a few reminders of things I need to work on. Thank you for the post Matthew.

  • Debra G

    I love this! My hubby and I just took the 5 Love Languages test, and I found out that his is words of affirmation. After 18 years of marriage, you would think I knew. Anyway, this list is super helpful to me. Thank you.

  • Gabi

    What a blessing to have such godly and loving examples available in my own living room. Thank you so much, your site and contributors continue to bless not only me but generations to come. God bless you Mrs. Timewarp. xx

  • Jim Bob Howard

    Thanks for posting this, Darlene!

    As a husband, I can tell you that my bride often tells me many of these and it means so much to me!

    But, equally important to what you tell your husband in private, is what you say about him in public. My lovely bride blogged about that very thing today: Taming the Tongue in Marriage.

    Words really do have the power of life and death. Choose wisely.

  • lovelyLynette

    Thank you Sooo Much for sharing this! I used a phrase with my husband each day for a week and we’ve never been closer. It’s put a lot of things into perspective for me.

  • Jamie

    My boyfriend is a trucker and is gone for 90% of the month so we rely on texting, and social media to communicate until he is home. Phone calls don’t happen very often when he has to focus on driving.

    His love language is words of affirmation.

    My question is;

    When physically speaking to him isn’t always doable, are text messages at least once a day with words of affirmation in them as powerful and meaningful as verbally speaking them?

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