Summary: This sermons helps couples communicate, particularly a wife to her husband.


• Work, accomplishment, protect and provide.

• Achieving means everything.

• Man was made to work.

Genesis 2:15, “The Lord God put the man in the Garden of Eden to care for it and work it.”

Ephesians 5:31-33, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one...the wife must respect her husband.”

• Men live and die on respect.

• This is why historically the military motivates soldiers with honor, not love.


• In conflict, if a man doesn’t feel respected he emotionally begins to shut down, not hear.

• Women often think this is arrogance.

• Sometimes shutting down is a way to keep life, to not over react or blow up.

• For some wives, their level of complaining and criticizing goes up and we have a crazy cycle.

• Acting with respect does not render you powerless.

• Your complaining and nagging won’t accomplish that.

• Men shut down and withdraw when they feel assaulted and demeaned.

• Secretly some of your husbands think you despise them.

Proverbs 21:19, “It is better to live in a desert land than with a contentious and vexing women.”

Proverbs 12:4, “An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who shames him is like

rottenness in his bones.”

• Ladies stop trying to be the Holy Spirit to your husband.

• In conflict ask yourselves, “Is what I am about to say unloving or disrespectful.”


• Men love shared experiences.

• We connect by working together.

• Women connect by sitting and talking.

• Men connect by sharing activities.

Titus 2:3-4 - Teach them to be friends with their husbands!

• Men bond side by side - at work, at play


• Healthy relationships need both!

• Ladies sit with your guys, friend to friend.

• Guys talk to your ladies, sit and listen, be still and don’t direct or fix everything.

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