Love and Respect. The two pillars of a healthy, biblical marriage. Marriages built on physical attraction, common interests or an emotional connection will eventually crumble. Ultimately, every wife needs to feel loved and every husband needs to feel respected. At times, this can be difficult. We must trust Jesus to sustain and strengthen us. We must also look for practical ways to show love and respect emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually.
Ultimately, you practice love or respect because beyond your spouse you see Jesus Christ and you envision a moment when you will be standing before Him at the final judgment, realizing that your marriage was really a tool and a test to deepen and demonstrate your love and your reverence for your Lord. – Emerson Eggerichs
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 5:21-33