25 Jul


THE APOSTLE PETER calls special attention to the title Sarah used in addressing her husband, “my Lord” (Gen. 18:12; see 1Pet.3:6).  She used this title as a way to show Abraham her respect.

In a similar way, the apostle Paul writes, “Let the wife see that she respects her husband” (Eph.5:33).  When you respect your husband, you reverence him, notice him, regard him, honor him, prefer him, and esteem him.  It means you value his opinion, admire his wisdom and character, appreciate his commitment to you, and consider his needs and values.

Husbands have many needs!  One day Dennis gave me a list of what he considered to be some of the things that communicate respect to most men:

*  Expressing confidence in him as a man

*  Listening to him

*  Being a friend and enjoying companionship

*  Letting him know that he’s needed

These are just a few of the many ways a wife can show that she respects her husband.  To bolster Dennis’s confidence, for example, I try to be his number one fan.  Every husband wants his wife to be on his team and to coach him when necessary–but most of all, to be his cheer-leader.  A husband needs a wife who is behind him, believing in him, appreciating him, and cheering him on.

NOTE:  Tomorrows post will have more important information to have a successful marriage.

NOTE:  This article was from Family Life marriage bible by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

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