I have learned, from more than one resource, that men need respect. As women need unconditional love, men need unconditional respect. A great series is from the Love and Respect series. Amazing! I also have read, “For Women Only,” by Shaunti Christine Feldhahm. This book and it’s counterpart were huge for us as a couple. Both are highly recommended when it comes to marriage. Our verse this week took center stage as we wrote a respect list for my husband. I remember reading a book about how respect is so important for men, and I sat and wrote a very long list about all the things I respect about my husband. I randomly write him a respect card highlighting one of those areas. Since we are studying respect, I decided to bring my girls in on the fun. I had them brainstorm all the things they respect about their dad. Then, I wrote some of the list and Abby filled in all the important words on big poster paper. When we finished, we hung it over his side of the bed as a surprise for when he arrived home.
“‘Honor your father and mother’ — which is the first commandment with a promise–‘that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.'”
– Ephesians 6:2-3