Thursday, March 21, 2013

10 Ways To Show Respect To Our Husbands

In our Bible study these past few weeks, we have been talking about marriage. Enhancing our marriages strengthens our partnership in parenting which directly impacts our children. Our marriages also help form our children's picture of marriage and the roles they will play when they get married later.

Throughout scripture God describes our responsibilities as wives
and what living these out will teach our children. 

One of these is found in Ephesians 5:33,

Each man must love his wife as he loves himself,
and the wife must respect her husband. (NLT)

God commands us to respect our husbands as He knows how it speaks
to their hearts. As we wives crave love, our husbands crave respect.

What does that look like?
How do we show our husbands respect?

Judy Rossi breaks it down into 10 A's 
using the Amplified translation of Ephesians 5:33.

...let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband (AFFECTION) that she notices him (ATTENTION), regards him (ATTITUDE), honors him (AFFIRMATION), prefers him (ALLEGIANCE), venerates and esteems him (ACCEPTANCE); and that she defers to him (ADAPTION), praises him (APPRECIATION), and loves (ADORATIONand admires him exceedingly (APPROVAL).

10 Ways To Show Respect To Our Husbands

Reverence is an attitude of deep respect and esteem mingled with - AFFECTION.
Titus 2:3-4

Notice is the act of noting, observing, or remarking - ATTENTION.
Song of Solomon 5:10-16

Regard is to look upon or think of in a particular way - ATTITUDE.
Philippians 2:3-4
Ephesians 4:31-32

Honor is to hold in honor or high respect; to show respect to; treat with honor - AFFIRMATION.
Proverbs 31:10-12, 23-31

Prefer is to set above something else in estimation; to hold in greater favor or esteem - ALLEGIANCE.
Genesis 2:24
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Mark 10:9

Esteem is to regard as having a certain value - ACCEPTANCE.
Romans 15:7

Defer means to yield to another's opinion; to submit or give way courteously or from respect - ADAPTION.
Ephesians 5:22-24
Colossians 3:18
1 Peter 3:1-6

Praise is to commend or applaud; to extol in words or song - APPRECIATION.
James 3:9-10

Love is to have strong or passionate affection for, as for one of the opposite sex - ADORATION.
Proverbs 5:15-19

Admire is to regard with wonder mingled with satisfaction and approval; to take pleasure in the excellence or beauty of; to look on or contemplate with pleasure - APPROVAL.
Genesis 2:7-8, 15, 18, 21-23

As we make the choice to respect our husbands, our perception of them as our leaders, protectors, and providers evolves. This in turn transforms how we view them as fathers and how our children see them as well.

Our husbands need to know that we are their greatest admirers and biggest fans.

How do you show respect to your husband?


  1. Awesome! Love that your group is talking marriage. Be blessed:)

  2. Great Reminders! Thank you for sharing! :)

  3. Great post! We have been talking a lot about marriage lately at church and are in the middle of a series right now! I think it is so important to get these reminders out there!

    1. Thank you Kate. I think it is something that we should definitely be talking about more - marriages. There are so many marriages breaking apart and so many families broken. Blessings.


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