Do you love openly?
What I mean by this is, do you express your love for your wife or children frequently, fervently and publicly? Does your family know and feel and hear that love daily? Do the people in your world know that you are a man who loves because they have heard you say so?
I think some men out there feel like they aren't so good at the mushy gushy stuff, that maybe it lessens their masculinity to fling around phrases like "I love you", "you are precious", "I'm so blessed to have you in my life". I think some men instead try to show their love by working hard, supporting, being strong, etc, and there is so much value in that, don't get me wrong.
But love also needs to be spoken. It needs to be proclaimed. It needs to be heard.
There is no way to misconstrue a verbal and sincere "I love you". There's no chance of doubting a man's love for his wife or family when you hear it exclaimed straight from his own mouth and heart.
So, men, whether it's love for your wonderful wife, your sweet daughter or yes, even your teenage son who doesn't seem all that interested in you right now...love audibly, love outwardly, love openly.
Loved by a man who would shout it from our roof top if we had a ladder tall enough to get him up there