Have you ever been around a couple who obviously don’t respect each other? It’s painful, right? How can two people who love and respect each other on their wedding day get to the point of utter disgust towards one another after being married for a few years? It happens each day we fail to take advantage of the opportunity to show respect to one another. Just like we must choose to love, we must choose to respect each other as well…even on those days when we can’t think of anything that he or she has done to gain our respect. I know this is counter-cultural, but it’s so important that we do this for our spouse. We need to let our spouse know that we appreciate what he/she DOES and, most importantly, who he/she IS. A simple, genuine compliment goes a LONG way. We can’t do it too much.