The word “respect” in the context of Christian marriage has been misused and misunderstood. Respect by some has been taken to the extreme to justify the notion that being a good respectful wife you are a doormat, opinionless, or inferior. These ideas are far from the Biblical truth this word represents! The definition of respect, when used as a verb, is to deeply admire someone.
When talking about our marriages, isn’t that exactly how we are supposed to feel about each other? How then do we find a way to show our husbands that we deeply admire or respect their abilities? Let’s talk through some of the ways we can live out admiration, without even using words.
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