I absolutely love this post “101 Ways to Respect Your Husband” by Nina Roesner, Author of “The Respect Dare”. This is fantastic advice for any Christian wife. It will transform your marriage if you put into practice with all your heart, and ask God to give you his grace and strength, because only through him can we love our spouses the way we should.
Something a wife should always remember, and I have told my wife, my daughter and other Christian women in my life.
Yes we have all heard, men want respect. But guess whose respect they care most about? Not their coworkers. Not their kids. Not even their parents. A man cares most about respect from person closest to him, the one who is supposed to be his unending cheerleader – his wife.
The Bible says this of a man who is disrespected or shamed by his wife:
“A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.” – Proverbs 12:4 KJV
Here are some of the 101 ideas that Nina mentions:
Refrain from interrupting him in conversation.
Make eye contact while listening to him.
Avoid rolling your eyes while speaking with him. This communicates that you think his ideas are stupid – he’ll stop sharing what he thinks with you if you keep responding this way.
Smile pleasantly while conversing with him.
When he is speaking, listen intently, trying to understand.
Appear approachable instead of judgmental while listening, asking questions to further your understanding, even if you think you might disagree.
Avoid pursing your lips and scowling while speaking to him.
Understand his point of view when you disagree, knowing that even though he may not be communicating emotionally, he might feel strongly about his thoughts.
Affirm his point of view, especially when you disagree.
Do something he likes to do with him.
Help him carve out time to spend with his friends.
Continue reading Nina’s 90 other ways to respect your husband here.
3 thoughts on “101 Ways to Respect Your Husband”
Should there also be a list of 101 ways a husband can respect his wife? Or is that not important?
That link was sent to me by someone else and I thought it was just a site for women, which it mostly is, but they did have the list you ask about and I posted it.
I notice the title is 101 ways to love your wife, not respect. Is it just as important for husbands to respect their wives as it is vice versa?