Married women, last week I challenged the guys and this week I have a challenge for you wives. For a lot of you this won’t be new news but hang in there.
Consistently, the majority of men will say when asked the question, “Is there anything more important to you (in your marriage) than your wife’s love?” Majority of men will say, “Yes. Her respect.”
Love is still very important to us guys, but being respected by our bride is at the top of the list for most men.
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Ephesians 5:33 (NIV)
I know this is becoming more well known these days in comparison to when we got married in the 80’s. Of course it was talked about back then, but it has been really emphasized since then in part do to two impactful books: Emerson Eggerichs book “Love and Respect.” and Shaunti Feldhahn’s book “For Women Only.”
I asked you to hang in there. This is why.
Just because women know it, doesn’t mean they always show it.
Knowing it and continuing to live it out can be thousands of miles away from each other.
When my wife Carol tells me she admires me for whatever reason and that she is proud of me, I am on top of the world.
Ladies, let your husband know you believe in him. I know we are not perfect (myself by a long shot) but when you believe in us, we can take on the world.