Love & Respect Ch. 3
Wives, this one’s for you.
How was chapter 3 this week? What did you learn? In what ways did you improve your marriage this week? Were you able to take a moment and understand how your spouse is viewing the conversation you are having? Were you able to understand why your husband looks through blue sunglasses and why you(wife) are seeing through pink?
I hope you took the time this week to read over chapter 3. As I read the chapter one major point that I got out of it was that wives must respect their husbands. Obviously that is what the book is about but really think about it…. How good of a job do you actually do at respecting your husband? Women are built to love. We want to be loved and we want to love other people. It is easy to show love to our husbands because that is in our very nature. Most husbands if you ask them know that their wives loves them. There is no doubt in their mind. But if you ask them if their wives respect them, they may give you a different answer.
One way I like to show my husband respect is to give him unlimited amounts of encouragement. I let him know he is doing a good just at work or on things around the house. This shows him that I am noticing the good things that is doing for us. Men want to feel that they are doing a good job/feel that they are respected. Men also like to feel needed. Giving them a thank you for taking out the trash or mowing the grass can go a long way. Especially if you usually don’t thank him for those things. I know when my husband thanks me for doing the dishes or doing the laundry it makes me feel good because those things are not going unnoticed.
On page 46 Eggerichs states, “The way to fully love a husband is to respect him in ways that are meaningful to him.” Wife’s this week I want you to intentionally look for areas in which your husband is excelling. Make a list of all the things your husband does that you are thankful for. Verbalize to him how thankful you are when he does that certain service whether it be mowing the grass, getting up early for work to earn money for your family, for loving you daily, etc.
Husbands if you are reading this, thank your wife when she shows you respect. Let her know that you see her trying. And don’t forget to love her even when she is not being respectful.
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