Our culture teaches us that respect is to be earned.
God’s Word tells wives, in Ephesians 5:33, to respect their husbands unconditionally.
This is a confusing and complicated topic for some.
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Learn some new things on this topic now by reading Why Respect Him?
Ok, you get it but you need an action plan, some ideas, and ways to start right now. Well, be sure to check out 101 Ways to Respect Your Husband
And after that be sure to check out the book, The Respect Dare, a 40 day journey where you encounter God in a new way, all while learning how to impact your marriage while respecting your husband. We also offer a 9 week e-course with The Respect Dare or you can start a small group with the Small Group Guide, and also a 12 week Bible study called Daughters of Sarah.
If you are like many women, you may be married to a man whose main emotional response is anger. Your husband may be angry because of emotional maturity, modeling from his parents, a lack of teaching about being a good man, conditioning, or lack of spiritual awareness. Know that righteous anger at the mistreatment of others is significantly different than anger aimed at one’s own circumstances or the people in our lives. Understand that your husband’s sin is his sin – you are not responsible for his sin, either – he is. He is also responsible for dealing with it – but as his wife, you can help create an environment where he is less tempted to be incited to anger. Be sure to read Why Respect Him? as, too often, we are inadvertently arousing the “fight or flight” response in our husbands. Then, check out these pages:
And if you’ve been trying for a couple months or a couple years and it just doesn’t seem to be “working”, read When it Doesn’t “Work“