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 relationshipand 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 relationshipand put it them all together, paired with a Bible verse, to create a book.
The chapterscover a bit of my story and why I believe love and respect is so important for a marriage to thrive.
The 8 topicsfor wives to remember include the following:
Submit to him
Be his helper
Never talk badly about him
Don’t be quarrelsome
Keep no record of wrongs
Use pleasant words
Be of good character
What the Book Covers
I enjoywriting about marriage and back my points up with scripture. Therefore, I begin each chapter with a verse that coincides with the topic and end the chapters with additional verses for you to look up.
Also, I love a fun freebie so I included the following bonus items with the book:
31 Days of Verses on Respecting Your Husband Printable
30 Marriage Memory Verse Cards
This book will answer:
Why your husband craves respect
What scripture says about a wife’s role in marriage
How to bless your husband and marriage in eight different ways
What God designed marriage to look like
How to take actionable steps toward helping your marriage thrive
If you’d like more information about how to bless your marriage and respect your husband, then grab your copy of my book right here. My prayer is that your marriage will be blessed and bring God glory.
Kelly is a Christ follower, blessed wife, mom to be and a lover of all things home. She blogs over at www.KellyCoxAtHome.comabout herjourney at home and passion for debt-free living. She hopes to encourage others in that goal, while sharing tips on how to manage and enjoy all things that make up HOME!