â€œHusbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the churchâ€¦â€ – Ephesians 5:25
Dr. James Dobson was asked, â€œWhy are men so insensitive to womenâ€™s needs today?â€
He answered, â€œI question whether men have really changed all that much. I doubt if men ever responded as women preferred. Did the farmer of a century ago come in from the fields to say, â€˜Tell me how it went with the kids todayâ€™? No. He was as oblivious to his wifeâ€™s nature then as husbands are today.â€
So men, if youâ€™re struggling to meet your wifeâ€™s needs, the Bible gives a few tips:
For physical affection. Not just sex, but a tender touch-a few hugs all through the day.
For security. A wife desires a sense of security, physically, financially and emotionally.
For understanding. This means listening more than telling her what to do.
To think sheâ€™s beautiful. She needs reassurance in a society of constant comparison.
For spiritual leadership. Not dictatorships, but servant leadership, like Christ for His church.
These are what a wife needs most from her husband.