Love & Respect

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.  Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.  Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, having cleansed her by washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.   In the same way should love their wives as their own bodies.  He who loves his wife loves himself.  

Ephesians 5:22-28 (ESV)

Unity

Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.


Genesis 2:24 (ESV)

Love

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.  It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  

1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 (ESV)