Ephesians 5:33b: And the wife shall respect her husband...
Remember 9/11? Three hundred and forty-three firefighters set their jaws and squared their shoulders and began the one-hundred story climb up the World Trade Center to their deaths. What goes through a man’s mind that he actively chooses to walk into danger like that? As women, we will never fully appreciate nor understand this unique wiring, unless we learn to communicate and connect with the unique individual God created within our own man. Without this understanding, we are destined to live a life lonely and bereft of the intimacy for which we yearn in our marriages. This weekend, I asked a group of marrieds which they would rather experience for the rest of their lives – a lack of respect or a lack of love… The women of course, chose being disrespected, but the men mostly chose being unloved. The women were shocked at this, but it makes sense with how their husbands are wired. It is my prayer that wives every where come to understand this aspect of their men and connect more deeply with them by demonstrating unconditional respect. What’s really amazing is that when we wives get that piece right, we often are rewarded with the intimacy and love we truly desire.
Blessings to you,