Tuesday, March 27, 2007
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I am reading this book that was given to me for Valentine's Day from a wonderful Christian woman. It has defintely been a blessing to me and my marriage. Thanks so much for thinking about me and purchasing this book for me. It is called "Love & Respect" (The Love She Most Desires, The Respect he Desperately Needs) by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. Let me just say this book is wonderful. It has opened my eyes to alot of things in my marriage. I know I have a husband who loves me more than anything and would die for me. That is not the problem, it was the way I was treating him and what I was getting in return. This book has opened my eyes to what a husband really wants and why. Dr. Emerson goes into detail about why men are the way they are and why women are the way they are. The women wants love and the man wants respect. I always thought you should love someone and that was enough. He goes into detail and into the best book of all, the Bible and shows many times over what each of us needs in the marriage. For example, "Each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband." (Ephesians 5:33.) I have heard this scripture tons of times, but until I started reading this book and exploring other verses in the bible I never knew the true meaning of it. God made women to love naturally, but respect is what he tells us we should do in the bible. God made men to respect naturally, but love is what he tells them they should do. Oddly I had never looked at it that way. I would highly recommend this book to any married couple. It has definitely made changes in my marriage and I am going to continue applying it on a daily basis. One thing he encourages us wives to do in the book is to list and tell our husbands why we respect them. I have been working on my list in my bible and here are just a few reasons I respect my husband: He is a provider, protector, loving, father, Christian, caring. I guess why I made this post was to encourage each of us wives to raise up and praise our husbands. The devil is always ready and willing to take a shot at our marriages and try to drive a wedge in between us and our spouses. We need to arm ourselves with prayer and gave thanks and blessings to God for what our husbands mean to us.