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My friend Kelly, from Kelly Cox at Home, just released a book about respecting your husband. I was so excited to see her passion about this topic. I invited her on to talk about her book today.
Here’s what she has to say-
Marriage is beautifully designed by God and a metaphor for Christ and the church. My husband and I are passionate about our marriage and what scripture says about the marital relationship. Our goal has been to focus on loving and respecting each other ever since we read Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs.
As a wife, I began to really search what the Bible says about my role in our marriage. My eyes were opened to verses that clearly outline what God expects of me and how following His Word will bless both my husband and our marriage. Then I felt led to write a book on How To Respect Your Husband.
Other than the Lord, my husband and I are each other’s most important relationship and try to cultivate it in a way that honors God and blesses both of us. Ephesians 5:33 is a special verse in our marriage.
Ephesians 5:33 says:
“However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”
This verse clearly shows that my goal should be to respect my husband. While my husband should love me well, I am to follow the scripture where my role is concerned and that is irrespective of his behavior.
Typically, a man’s greatest need and desire in marriage is respect. Husbands are usually assured of their wives’ love because it’s a woman’s nature to be more caring and loving.
Respect is a choice and one that women should resolve ahead of time to live out in thought, word and deed. There is eternal value in honoring your husband with respect. As a respectful wife, you are able to make a difference for Christ by living out a counter-to-culture example of marriage.
8 Scriptural Ways to Bless Your Marriage
There are many ways to bless your marriage. I came up with eight topics that have made an impact on our relationship and put it them all together, paired with a Bible verse, to create a book.
The chapters cover a bit of my story and why I believe love and respect is so important for a marriage to thrive.
The 8 topics for wives to remember include the following:
- Submit to him
- Be his helper
- Never talk badly about him
- Don’t be quarrelsome
- Desire him
- Keep no record of wrongs
- Use pleasant words
- Be of good character
What the Book Covers