40-reason-why-wives-respect-their-husbandsMy wife just recently asked her community of wives to tag their husbands in a facebook comment and write one reason why she respected him. I noticed that there were over 160 comments from wives all over the world, so I thought I would take a look at what they had to say about their men.

Admittedly, I have a very cynical side to me and often try and find the negative in people. (I have to repent often for this.) But as I read through the comments looking for the nasty and belittling comments like “my husband doesn’t deserve respect” or “he hasn’t earned it yet” or “I lost respect for him long ago”, instead I was blown away by all the beautiful heartfelt words used in regards to the deep respect these women have for their husbands. Not only did it convict me again of my cynicism, It also made me want what these husbands had.

These husbands don’t have to demand respect or manipulate scripture to get it. They have the respect of their wives simply because they are respectable husbands. In light of this I thought it would be beneficial to share with you the reason these husbands got a public recognition of respect from their wives.

Here are 40 reason why these husbands are respected by their wives.

Maybe we can glean some insight and adopt some of these characteristics.

  1. He carries the responsibilities in our daily life
  2. He sacrifices so much to make our lives work
  3. He supports our family
  4. He is hard working
  5. He is God fearing
  6. He is selfless
  7. He neglects himself and his needs to ensure I am ok
  8. He is trustworthy
  9. He has self control
  10. he helps anyone in need
  11. He Protects me and our family
  12. He helps me see the good in everything
  13. He makes his relationship with God priority
  14. He is a role model to our kids
  15. He shows the boys how to be Godly men
  16. He stands for what he believes in
  17. His Christ-likeness
  18. He does the right thing even when it’s not the popular thing
  19. He goes above and beyond what is expected of him
  20. He loves me for who I am and helps me be a better person
  21. His commitment to our family
  22. He loves me unconditionally
  23. He defends our marriage to his family
  24. He treats me with a kind and patient heart
  25. He loves God more than he loves me.
  26. He is always following his call
  27. He is driven
  28. He has goals and ambitions
  29. He stayed by my side when no one else would
  30. He makes the choice for our family to go to church
  31. He is a true man of a God
  32. He has integrity
  33. He is a great leader to our family
  34. He works hard to support us and I have never once heard Him complain about going to work
  35. His giving attitude
  36. He spends quality time with our kids
  37. He is patient
  38. He is a man of his word
  39. He is always in His Bible learning about God
  40. He is not afraid of admitting his mistakes and changing his life according to God’s Plan

This is a pretty impressive list. I know I fail at most of these on any given day but by God’s grace I will strive to be this kind of man for my wife and kids.

What do you think of this list?
Is it missing anything thing?


Below is the actual post on facebook.