A few of my favorite love note verses:
For when your husband has been especially patient or forgivingCopy this verse and follow it with examples of times when your husband showed a compassionate heart or kindness. Or if you are recovering from a disagreement you might express your gratitude for his patience and forgiveness.
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:12-14
For when your husband has been self-sacrificingThis is likely an every day occurrence but no one minds being noticed for doing what is right and honorable. Praise your husband for one particular thing you've noticed or surprise him with a long list of things you appreciate.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatians 5:22-24
For when your husband is facing challengesWhen the going gets tough, provide the best encouragement there is: God's word. Remind your husband of his identity as a man of faith. Encourage him to continue doing everything in love.
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
For when you are embarking into new territory togetherThese words from the book of Ruth were spoken to a mother-in-law from a devoted daughter-in-law (Ruth) but I think they apply just as easily to a marriage relationship. If the two of you are facing a big move or transition in life, reaffirm that you're facing it united.
“Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.” Ruth 1:16-17
For when you reflect on the endurance of your relationshipMy very favorite part of this is the short and sweet sentence that begins verse 8: Love never ends. Yes! That is the truth of God's love and that is the truth we attempt to express in our marriages.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a Remember, writing a love letter to your husband doesn't have to be difficult. Choose one of these verses, copy it down, and then add a few lines about how it applies to your husband and the life you've built together. Sign off with love and sneak your sweet little note into a hiding place. Your gift of love is complete! PS If you're in the mood for romance head right on over to Song of Solomon (an extended love letter between King Solomon and one of his wives) and read it for yourself! PPS I recently added the most adorable mini valentine printables to the shop. Print out these tiny delights and share the love with everyone!