I Peter 3:1-6Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by theconduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conductaccompanied by fear. Do not let your adornment be merely outward-arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel- rather letit be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of agentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. Forin this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in Godalso adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, asSarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror. (NKJV)In a similar way, you husbands must live with your wives in anunderstanding manner, as with a most delicate partner. Honor themas heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing mayinterfere with your prayers. I Peter 3:7 (International StandardVersion)As we can see, it is important for the husband to dwell with his wifeaccording to knowledge and understanding. He needs to know what isit that pleases his wife, what irritates her and pushes the wrongbutton, is learning how to be truly honest and open with his wife, is hewilling to discuss serious issues without being defensive? Is he willingto allow his wife to have input in the decision making, although shewill respect to him to make the final decision out of love?
Let’s look why it is so important that a woman respects herspouse.
David’s wife Michal II Samuel 6:12-23
12. When David heard this, he brought the Ark to the City of Davidwith a great celebration.13. After the men who were carrying it had gone six paces, theystopped and waited so that he could sacrifice an ox and a fat lamb.14. And David danced before the Lord with all his might, and waswearing priests' clothing.15. So Israel brought home the Ark of the Lord with much shoutingand blowing of trumpets.