Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Love and Respect

Someone once taught me that women have a need to know that they are loved and men have a need to know that they are respected.

I have observed a lot of marital trouble in my time that is centered around this issue.

A man who feels disrespected. A woman who feels that she is not loved.

In Ephesians 5, Paul offers us some instructions on a healthy marraige. He knew that men and women are not the same. So his instructions for a husband were different than his instructions for a wife. The section ends with verse 33 where Paul says:

each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Love and respect

I am slowly learning how to love my wife after ten years of marraige. I still have a long way to go, but knowing what she needs helps a lot.

Anyone else still learning things about marraige?


Steve said...

Welcome to Blog Land!

So you decided to dive in...

Gabe said...

We all have a long way to go in loving our wives more, and it's great to hear that you feel the same way! Thanks for the invite to the blog. I'm going to post your blog on the left panel of mine (blogroll). Thanks Kevin!