Women are very delicate, like a fine piece of China. You must be gentle and take good care of her; otherwise, you may break her apart. You must see to her needs emotionally as well as physically. Men are simple. They only have two significant needs in marriage, sex and respect. Wives must learn to fulfill their God-given duties to their husbands sexually and respect their husbands in private and public.
Husbands and wives are not to withhold sexual intimacy from their spouses. This is scriptural.
1 Corinthians 7:3, NLT2 “The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s sexual needs.”
The key to a great marriage is for the husband to love his wife like he loves himself and put her before himself. The wife’s duty is to respect her husband and make him feel like a hero. You can have a great marriage by multiplying love and respect for your mate.
Ephesians 5:33, NKJV “Nevertheless, let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”
Marriage is an example of our relationship with Christ and a glimpse of how great intimacy and love will be in heaven with Him.
Ephesians 5:31-33, NKJV “For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless, let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”
Today’s Challenge: What is one specific way to communicate love or respect to your spouse?