Marriage Love and Respect

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Faith@Home Idea Card Marriage Idea - Love and Respect

Best Use

As a date night discussion guide

Nutritional Value

Helps husbands and wives become intentional about meeting their mate’s greatest need

Advance Preparation

  • Schedule a dinner or coffee date
  • Each spouse should listen to the 20 minute “Love and
  • Respect in Marriage” talk by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
  • (Download available from the FAITH@HOME podcast at iTunes).
  • Each spouse should spend a few minutes writing down answers to the questions on the reverse side.

During The Date

Spend 15 minutes discussing your answers.

HUSBANDS

  • Getting Honest About
  • Love and Respect

Read aloud Ephesians 5:25-28 and answer the following questions...

  • Do you agree that your wife’s primary marital need is to be cherished by you?
  • What are some of the ways you try to show her sacrificial love?
  • What are 2-3 ways she needs you to show love but that you might find difficult?
  • What do you think your wife would say if invited to offer a few “baby step” suggestions on better meeting her needs?

WIVES

Read aloud Ephesians 5:22-24 and answer the following questions...

  • Do you agree that your husband needs to feel respected?
  • What are some of the ways you try to show that you admire and respect him?
  • What are 2-3 things he would appreciate but might be more difficult for you to do?
  • What do you think your husband would say if invited to offer a few “baby step” suggestions on better meeting his needs?

TOGETHER

Read aloud Ephesians 5:31-33. Then hold hands and pray these words...

Dear God:
Help us to better fulfill the purpose of our marriage by modeling the relationship between Christ and His Bride. Amen