Tired of wondering what works? Want to deepen your relationship with God and communicate better with your husband?
Maybe you just want to stop feeling alone in your marriage.
The Respect Dare® was inspired by a scripture verse in Ephesians which says “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery–but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”
What if the application of one little verse in the Bible could turn your marriage around? We’ve seen it happen literally thousands of times.
Over 35,000 women have chosen to do The Respect Dare to impact their marriages. A percentage of them do this with other women through our eCourse.
Our culture doesn’t teach us what biblical respect is about. In fact, it stands opposed to it. Respect is something that is disappearing from all of our relationships – in our families, in our schools, at work, and in our marriages.
The Respect Dare challenges us, as women, to learn what respect really is, to embrace it, and see how it can change our marriages. Literally.
From one of our participants:
I’ve found the love and respect I’ve been fighting for in my marriage for over 20 years by giving it away!
We don’t know what it looks like, and we worry if we’ll become a doormat. We’re afraid of losing something, but we actually have so much to gain!
When we aren’t respectful to our husbands, we misrepresent Christ and the church–marriage is more about being like Jesus than anything else. We are called to be a reflection of the life of Christ – as God made us in His image.
Admittedly, this is difficult to do! That’s why there’s The Respect Dare. There’s much at stake, however – it’s mind-blowing to consider that Christ’s reputation is affected by our marriages.
What Christian Leaders Have to Say about The Respect Dare:
Dr. Kevin Leman, best-selling author of Have a New Husband by Friday:
Nina’s insightful steps in The Respect Dare help you along the path to a better marriage. Walk along this successful path traveled by many women to find growth and fulfillment. Take the first step, I dare you.
Shaunti Feldhahn, best-selling author of For Women Only: What you Need to Know about The Inner Lives of Men:
Believe it or not, most men need respect so much that, if they had to, they would give up love to get it – and respect empowers them to be the caring man you most need. One of the most important things you can ever do for your man – and thus for yourself — is to read this book. From the first page you are an active participant as you go through daily scripture, self-reflection, prayer journaling and lots of ‘now I get it!’ examples. Think Nike slogan “Just Do It:” each day you find yourself DOING respect – not just thinking, praying, talking or reading about it – but DOING it. You will find your habits seamlessly changing into new ways of relating that will feel as wonderful and life-changing to you as to him.
Pastor Mark Gungor, best-selling author of, Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage:
Women need to affirm, encourage and respect their husbands with their actions and words—and sometimes it is with the lack of words that is most powerful, if you catch my drift! Respect can be shown both by what you say and often times by what you don’t say.
Many times when I speak of this to women, they launch into 20 questions: What does respect mean? What does it look like? How do I show it? What if he doesn’t deserve it? The list goes on and on. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, or no recipe or steps to follow, understand that the whole concept of respect has more to do with you than it has to do with him.
I encourage all women to accept this respect challenge and find out if I’m right. What do you have to lose except a whole lot of selfishness, bitterness and unrealistic expectations? On the other hand, you have a great opportunity to gain greater understanding, self-confidence, joy and a better relationship with God and your husband.
Go ahead, I dare you. You won’t regret it.