What are the two attributes that God says are needed in marriage? (see answer at end of page)

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Guess which needs are associated with the husband and which needs are associated with the wife:

(from His Needs, Her Needs by Willard Harley, Jr.



An Attractive Spouse


Domestic Support

Family Commitment

Honesty and Openness

Recreational Companionship

Sexual Fulfillment

 Answer to ‘two attributes needed in marriage’ question: The answer is found in the Scriptures, Ephesians 5:33 – However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. [The wife is to respect her husband and the husband is to love his wife. Some pe0ple say that respect must be earned but those same people don’t seem to indicate that love must be earned. Obedience to God’s Scripture is the key to a healthy, happy marriage.]
Answer to ‘needs’ question:
Men – Admiration, An Attractive Spouse, Domestic Support, Recreational Companionship, Sexual Fulfillment
Women – Affection, Conversation, Family Commitment, Honesty and Openness