Can she respect you?
Can your bride respect you? Do you stand up for her? Do you stand up for your kids? Do you do those things in a good way, or do you get angry and bully? A man who won’t defend his family, in a right way, when it’s appropriate, is not a man for whom a woman will feel love.
What about with her – do you stand up for what is right even when it means you have to disagree with her? If she lies, or treats someone badly, do you lovingly talk to her about it, or do you just ignore it so as not to upset her? A woman can’t respect a man who won’t stand up for what’s right – even when that would mean standing up to her. A woman may like not being confront by her husband when she is wrong, but in the long run she will so lose respect for him. If he keeps rolling over, she will lose all love and interest for him.
So, when it’s appropriate, take a stand with her – in as loving and gentle a way as you can.