That’s Not Respect!
I’ve heard all kinds of horrible things justified as “respecting your husband”. And it’s not just men, I’ve heard women teach these gross distortions of what God intended. Other women talk about how they show respect and include some things I would call abuse if their husband were demanding it of them.
Among other things, never speaking up for your needs is not respect. Neither is it respect to stay silent when you know your husband is wrong.
If your husband doesn’t want to hear your opinion, there’s something wrong. Maybe it’s as simple as how he was taught. But it could be more. A wise man wants all the input he can get. A man who’s afraid of what his wife has to say has issues that have absolutely nothing to do with his wife.
~ Paul – I’m XY, and I regularly ask Lori for her opinion.