Keys to Powerful, Lifelong Relationships
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Men and women think differently, respond differently,
and bring different things to a relationship. These differences are key
needs for men and for women.
Men need appreciation, acceptance and trust.
Appreciation for all the little things they do and take care of.
Acceptance as is — they don't have "potential" — they are
as is. And trust. If you can't trust them to do the right thing or go
the right way — why are you with them?
Women, on the other hand, have different needs. Women
need to be cared about, which is different than being cared for. Women
also need to be understood. Granted — men may never understand women —
but there has to be an honest effort made. Women also have a God-given
right to be respected. If there is no respect in the relationship — why
are you there?
The many differences between men and women should be
honored and cherished. These are the reasons men and women together can
be better stronger than the two individuals by themselves. They fit
together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Once the differences are
recognized and respected, life together will be full of many challenges
As a couple, you will learn to work effectively as a
team in all that you do — from creating a home to raising a family to
growing old together and everything in between. In appreciating and
celebrating these differences, you are able to create a complimentary
and powerful partnership that will last a lifetime.