What A Man Most Needs From His Wife

November 09, 2007

“…as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.” – Ephesians 5:24

So many wives are clueless about what their husbands need the most. They often make the mistake of thinking his greatest need is like hers–the need for romantic love. But the husband’s greatest need is for respect. This is how God has wired him. So, wives, how can you live this out?

Praise him. Build him up, in a world where he often gets beaten down. Just think how much you like to hear the words,”I love you,” and praise him just that much and more.

Seek to be his best friend. With his wife, he needs support, not competition. For the most part, men are not as relational and verbal as women.

Have a willingness to follow his lead. You’re kidding! In the 21st century you want me to follow his lead? Try it. You might just be pleasantly surprised.

If this makes you mad, argue with God, not me. It’s from His Book. This is how you really respect your husband. When he senses these things, it’s amazing how much he will strive to please you and respect what you have to say.