Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her
Love: adore, idolize, prize, treasure, cherish
Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Respect: regard, relation, esteem, honor, admiration
Husbands, that best way to see how to love your wife. Look at the relationship what Jesus did for us. How does Jesus treat you? Does He tell you He loves you? Does He forgive you? Does He encourage you to move forward? He is our adorer, which He is willing to admirer, beau, suitor, wooer. These are all things that women want in there marriage. Women don’t want to be fixed, just heard. Listening is most women want. To be heard and for someone willing to protect and do anything to make her feel wanted. Jesus wants us to know that we are wanted by Him. A wife want to know that she is wanted by her husband.
Wives, respect is what man see as love. To be build up, to be trusted, to be supported, to be appreciate. To be admired by His wife is all the love a man needs. The same way we honor God with gratefulness towards all that Christ has done for us. Husbands want the same respect. To feel like He has a fan at home when he gets off of work. That the stress of the day can fall to the waist side when he comes home. To hear, “you have been faithful to this family, you are doing wonderful job and I’m here for you.” The way a wife treat her husband can effect how he conduct his life as father, husband and worker. It says a foolish wife will tear her house down with her own hands. The man is the foundation of the family, every negative word spoken into your husband tear him down, if he goes down the whole home will go down with him and you in it.
Marriage is the glorification of God’s love to His people. Marriage should be a mirror image of Christ and the church. Christ being the husband, the core connection between God and people. Church being the wife, the passing on Christ to the next generation. -tsuLife Author