Mothers: Treat Him Right
Married behaviors are learned behaviors. Newlyweds assume that their partner’s needs are identical to theirs, and they are not. That’s why God gives different instructions. Women may think that their husbands crave love most of all. But it’s not the main thing. Here’s the secret: your man’s greatest need is respect.
Love is nice, but respect is oxygen for a man’s soul. We may have bigger bodies and be physically stronger than our wives. Still, every woman has the ability to cut a man down to the ground. Just with words, you can make us feel stupid and small. Instead, we need your help to grow into the leaders God wants us to be. “The wife must respect her husband” (Ephesians 5:33).
Do you want the man in your home to lead, provide, and take responsibility? The way you talk will establish the environment. Sarcasm and belittling can crush his spirit. No man can lead unless the woman is willing to take the risk of being willing to follow.
A man who feels like a midget in his home will find excuses to stay away. A man who feels like a king will run home each day to take care of and protect his queen and the royal family.
Ephesians 5:33 KJV
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.