Welcome back to Marriage Monday! I hope you had a chance to read my post from last week on whether we should look at our husbands with a magnifying glass or rose-colored glasses. If you missed that post, I encourage you to read it here.
We drove over 900 miles this past weekend to attend my niece's wedding in Northwest Ohio. My sister's second daughter, Anna, married the young man who had stolen her heart, Matthew.
It was a simple, sweet wedding!
He went on to say that virtually all problems in marriage come from a violation of these principles. Conflicts arise when the wife feels that she is not being loved unconditionally or when the husband feels that he is not being treated with respect.
All humans are naturally selfish and enter into marriage hoping and believing their spouses will make them happy. A more realistic prescription for a healthy marriage involves learning how to die to self and focus on meeting the needs of our marriage partner. For wives, that need is primarily love and security, and for husbands, that need is primarily respect and admiration.
How are you and your husband doing in the Love and Respect department? If you're struggling in your marriage, try applying the two "pillars" (love and respect), and watch the magic happen! :)
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