What a Man Most Needs From His Wife


Many married women make the mistake of thinking that their husband's greatest need is like their own—the need for love. But a husband’s greatest need is for respect.

Each individual among you . . . is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband (Ephesians 5:33).

So many wives are clueless about what their husbands need the most. They often make the mistake of thinking that his greatest need is like hers—the need for love. But the husband’s greatest need is for respect. This is how God has wired him. So, wives, how can you respect your husbands?

Praise him. Build him up in a world where he often gets beaten down. Just think how much you like to hear the words “I love you,” and praise him just that much and more.

Seek to be his best friend. From his wife, he needs support, not competition. Men as a whole are not as relational and verbal as women.

Be willing to follow his lead. You’re kidding! In the twenty-first century you want me to follow his lead?

Well, if this makes you mad, argue with God. It’s His teaching in His Book. This is how you really respect your husband. When he senses this, it’s amazing how much he will love you in return.

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