What A Wife Most Needs From Her Husband

November 10, 2007

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church…” – Ephesians 5:25

Dr. James Dobson was asked, “Why are men so insensitive to women’s needs today?”

He answered, “I 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, ‘Tell me how it went with the kids today’? No. He was as oblivious to his wife’s nature then as husbands are today.”

So men, if you’re struggling to meet your wife’s needs, the Bible gives a few tips:

Physical affection. Not just sex, but a tender touch which may include a few hugs through the day.

Security. Physical, financial and emotional…a wife desires security in all its forms.

Understanding. Listening more than telling her what to do.

Reassurance Knowing you think she’s beautiful, in a society of constant comparison.

Spiritual leadership. Not dictatorship, but servant leadership, like Christ for His church.

These are what a wife needs most from her husband.