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Being his girlfriend was easy. You dolled yourself up, wore your favorite and most beautiful dresses, and told him how handsome he was. At the carnival you made sure he knew how excited you were when he won you that teddy bear, and the whole ride home you thanked him for such a wonderful evening.
But that was then. What about now? Now that you are his wife, these opportunities may not arise as easily or as often as they once had back then. How do you show a now married man how much he is loved and needed? What makes your husband feel good?

What are some of the other ways both new and veteran wives can be assured they are being attentive to what their husbands might need? Ron Edmondson suggests the following tips for meeting the 7 Greatest Needs of a Husband, and it all starts with a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

“Respect – This is number one! I would even be emphatic and say every time. In my experience, men are using a different word that means this if they say it isn’t! Ephesians 5:33 says, “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” God knew what He was talking about. Men want to know that they are respected by their wives above every other person. Every man feels this internal pressure to excel. We need to be successful at least one place in our life. If we can’t feel that respect in our home, we will find that it somewhere else.”

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