â€œâ€¦as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.â€ – Ephesians 5:24
So many wives are clueless about what their husbands need the most. They often make the mistake of thinking that his greatest need is like hersâ€”the need for romantic love. But the husbandâ€™s greatest need is for respect. This is how God has wired him. So wives, how can you live this out?
Praise: Build him up in a world where he often gets beaten down. Just think how much you like to hear the words,â€I love you,â€ and praise him just that much and more.
Seek to be his best friend: With his wife, he needs support not competition. Men as a whole, are not as relational and verbal as women.
Have a willingness to follow his lead: Youâ€™re kidding! In the 21st century you want me to follow his lead?
Well, if this makes you mad, argue with God, not me. Itâ€™s His Book. This is how you really respect your husband. When he senses this, itâ€™s amazing how much he will strive to please you and respect what you have to say.