Preface: I highly encourage anyone who reads this article to also read the comments others have sent in. Many of the readers who commented have wonderful ways of saying what I have wrote in a different ways. They may speak to your heart better than me!
Treat him like a king!!! Going out of your way to make someone feel good about themselves and helping them in any way you can only encourages them to do the same for you. Stop whining about how much crap you get from your husband and think about how much crap you give to him. We preach at our kids to give respect in order to get respect but we don’t even do that to our spouse? What kind of example are we setting? The more you focus on how awful of a man he is, the more awful he will become!!! I challenge you to write down, on paper, a prayer to God asking him to turn your husband into the kind of man you want him to be. But do not be surprised if your buttons then get pushed. Sometimes, God answers our prayers for other people by changing us! You want to feel loved? Hand out love. You want to feel appreciated? Hand out some appreciation. You want to feel respected? Give some respect away! DO UNTO OTHERS WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO DO TO YOU
Book suggestion: Created to be his helpmeet by Debi Pearl