Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
On this special day, My wife’s birthday, I wanted to take a look at what God tells us about honoring the wife that he has given to us.
Your wife is created to need and desire a close relationship with you. But the daily distractions that we focus on as men often pull us away from giving our wives the nonsexual intimacy they truly need.
They need to feel honored and loved by us, just as much or more than we need to feel admired and respected by them. They need to be frequently reassured of our love for them. That concept has always been a little difficult for me to understand, but I know it to be true nonetheless. Women seem to value words more than men do. And so, even though I might feel like my actions are expressing my love, my wife still needs to hear me say that I love and cherish her—frequently.
Remember too that love is a decision, not a feeling. Love is an action, not an emotion. So if you do the actions and behaviors that exhibit love for your wife, your feelings will naturally follow. Once we start treating our wife with honor, our feelings changed to ones of love almost instantly.
Let’s make it our goal today to treat the wife He has given to us with the respect and honor they deserve.
Dear Lord we thank You today for the wife You have given to us. We pray that we will treat her with the love, honor and respect she deserves. In Jesus’ name, Amen.