An interesting concept in scripture is when a man desires to be an overseer. There are some Biblical guidelines and character traits given, one of which is found in I Timothy where it says, “He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.” A man will struggle with his job, his family and his ministry if he feels a lack of respect from those whom he relates to. When a man feels more respect from his guy friends, his job or hanging out at the fire company rather than his home you will find him desiring to spend the bulk of his time at these places. Further, when a man experiences a put down in public, he will feel disrespect.
On the other hand, when a woman experiences a put down, she will feel a lack of love. If she feels that lack of love from her husband, she will begin to separate herself from him emotionally in an effort to protect herself. Loving your wife through loving acts of service, loving words and physical touches of love will draw her closer to your heart. When a father expresses love to his daughter and a mother expresses respect to her son, those parents will reach into the very core of their child calling forth their womanhood and their manhood. Men, ask your wife in what ways can you grow in your expressions of love toward her. Women, ask your husband in what ways can you grow in showing and expressing respect and honor. And, please, start by sharing one way, not twenty.