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He knew you needed someone to make your heart flutter in your chest when his eyes met yours. Someone who understands and fuels your dreams and loves you fully, despite your many flaws. 

So God made a husband. 

He knew you needed someone to laugh with at things only the two of you find funny. Someone to crack a joke at just the right (and, sometimes, exactly the wrong) moment, to look at you with a smile that’s meant for you and only you, one that feels like home.  

So God made a husband. 

He knew you needed someone steady, a compass to pull your emotions gently back to center in the moments they threaten to spiral. Someone patient enough to encourage you when you’re anxious and fearful, but resolute enough to challenge you when you’re being unreasonable or unfair. 

So God made a husband. 

He knew you needed someone to set up a home with, one that’s filled with odds from here and ends from there. Someone to peel away layers of decades-old wallpaper with on a Saturday afternoon, to drive you to the hardware store to pick out doorknobs and toilet paper holders at 9 p.m., then collapse with on the couch to binge watch your latest Netflix show.  

So God made a husband. 

He knew you needed someone to share a bed with, a partner who would fit perfectly beside you. Someone with strong arms to wrap around your body and a tender heart to envelop your soul. He knew you’d need a man to remind you how beautiful you are—even when you don’t believe it—and a lover who’d only become more desired and cherished as the years and wrinkles and bathroom scale inch upward. 

So God made a husband. 

He knew you needed someone to hold your hand as you brought his children into the world. Someone to embody unshakable calm in the overwhelming chaos of new life. A man who would gaze, teary-eyed, into the face of your newborn and see his—and your—purpose there. 

So God made a husband. 

He knew you needed someone to walk and sway in the middle of the night with a fussy baby so you could finally get some sleep. Someone to put together the “some assembly required” Christmas presents in time for Santa’s arrival, and someone to dole out equal parts love and respect to the children you’re raising together. 

So God made a husband. 

Most of all, he knew you needed a companion for your winding walk of faith. Someone to take you by the hand when your heart feels faint or your joy seems lost, to remind you there is One who redeems you still, even so, despite it all. He knew you needed someone there, in the flesh, reflecting the love of a good Father, bestowing the grace you don’t deserve, til death do you part. 

So God made a husband. 

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Carolyn Moore

Carolyn has served as Editor-in-Chief of Her View From Home since 2017. A long time ago, she worked in local TV news and fell in love with telling stories—something she feels grateful to help women do every day at HVFH. She lives in flyover country with her husband and five kids but is really meant to be by the ocean with a good book and a McDonald's fountain Coke. 

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