This is a great thought from C. J. Mahaney on taking time to show love to your wife (and children), even before you see them.
I saw that my commute could best be utilized as a time of transition, so that I might be prepared to finish the day by loving and serving my family well. So I made it a practice of pulling the car over a few blocks from home so I could take a couple of minutes to make an effective transition in my soul. There on the side of the road, I meditated on Epheisans 5 as well as some other passages. I confessed to God my sinful tendency to be selfish and sought to prepare my heart to serve my wife and children when I arrived home. (Sex, Romance and the Glory of God, p. 49)