Does he trust you, can he put his full confidence in the fact that you will be there in thick and thin? Can you be trusted with the afairs of the family, the banking, the shopping and whatever else might be needed to do to be a help to your man and family? Can he trust that you only have good to say about him, or nothing at all, that you’re not telling friends what a louse he is, or just prehaps sharing things that should only be between a wife and her husband.
Yes, I know that this is some strong stuff! I think we have forgotten the dynamics of husband and wife precribed in the Bible. Why do you suppose in the Christian Wedding vows it calls us ladies to respect our husbands. Could it be that we have trouble with respect? Maybe because men thrive on respect, being held in high esteem. Whoa! you say what is there in this for me, and what if he doesn’t deserve such? Truly none of us are worthy of such perfects thoughts. Surely, I can’t say that I am so perfect that my spouse should regard me so that his love for me is like that of Christ, the he would give everything for me up to and including his life.
Quoting Zig Ziglar
“If you treat your wife like a thoroughbred, you’ll never end up with a nag.”
I am wondering if this truth works in reverse, perhaps if you treat your man like a thoroughbred, perhaps you’ll not get a mule.