Ephesians 5:3 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
I have heard people say, “respect? Shouldn’t a husband respect his wife too?”
I believe that if you read the verse clearly, you will see that both sides are represented here. Now follow me, this may seem confusing but read it slowly if you have to.
When speaking to the men, it states, “love his own wife as himself”. The question to the men is, do you love yourself? Because if you love yourself you have respect for yourself. Therefore if you love your wife as you love yourself, it implies you respect her as well.
It is the same when speaking to the women of love. I believe the verse could have been written this way because what men want is respect and what women want is love. So the verse was worded in a way to imply love and respect for both from each other.
If the man loves his wife, he respects her. If the wife respects her husband she loves him.
Please let me know what you think in the comments below