1. Dress up for your wife, look clean and smell good.
When was the last time us men went shopping for designer pyjamas? Just like the husband wants his wife to look nice for him, she also wants her husband to dress up for her too. Remember that the prophet sallahu alayhi wasalam would always start with miswak when returning home and always loved the sweetest smells.
2. Use the cutest names for your wife.
The prophet sallahu alayhi wasalam had nicknames for his wives, ones that they loved. Call your wife by the most beloved names to her, and avoid using names that hurt her feelings.
3. Dont treat her like a fly.
We never think about a fly in our daily lives until it bugs us. Similarly, a wife will do well all day which brings no attention from the husband until she does something to bug him. Dont treat her like this; recognize all the good that she does and focus on that.
4. If you see wrong from your wife, try being silent and do not comment!
This is one of the ways the prophet sallahu alayhi wasalam used when he would see something inappropriate from his wives (ra). Its a technique that few Muslim men have mastered.
5. Smile at your wife whenever you see her and embrace her often.
Smiling is Sadaqah and your wife is not exempt from the Muslim Ummah. Imagine life with her constantly seeing you smiling. Remember also those Ahadith when the prophet sallahu alayhi wasalam would kiss his wife before leaving for Salah, even if he was fasting.
6. Thank her for all that she does for you. Then thank her again!
Take, for example, a dinner at your house. She makes the food, cleans the home, and a dozen other tasks to prepare. And sometimes the only acknowledgement she receives is that there needed to be more salt in the soup. Dont let that be; thank her!
7. Ask her to write down the last ten things you did for her that made her happy. Then go and do them again.
It may be hard to recognize what gives your wife pleasure. You dont have to play a guessing game, ask her and work on repeating those times in your life.
8. Dont belittle her desires. Comfort her.
Sometimes the men may look down upon the requests of their wives. the prophet sallahu alayhi wasalam set the example for us in an incident when Safiyyah (ra) was crying because, as she said, he had put her on a slow camel. He wiped her tears, comforted her, and brought her the camel.
9. Be humorous and Play games with your wife.
Look at how the prophet sallahu alayhi wasalam would race his wife Aishah (ra) in the desert. When was the last time we did something like that?
10. Always remember the words of Allahs Messenger ﷺ,
The best of you are those who treat their families the best. And I am the best amongst you to my family.
Try to be the best!
In conclusion: Never forget to make dua to Allah Taala to make your marriage successful.
And Allah Taala knows best.
Taken from Khutbah.com(NOTE: If you want to build a strong and powerful relationship with Allah, check out Islamia TV, where you can watch Islamic speakers from across the globe deliver inspiring and motivational courses. Learn more at www.islamia.tv.)