#099 – Respect

#099 – Respect

Today I’m talking with my good friend, Dr.Eric Mason.  Eric is a husband, father, and the pastor and founder of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia. As author of Manhood Restored, I knew he would be a perfect guest to have on my podcast to discuss men and relationships.

Relationships aren’t easy. There isn’t a step by step manual that instructs you on specific words to speak or refrain from, appropriate time to share or adequate space to give. Learning to love well requires an acknowledgment that we are all created in the image of Christ, adjustment of our perception to match God’s truth, a change in trained behaviors and a lot of  communication.

Drawing from years of experience in his own marriage, Eric is convinced that when a man feels wanted, he feels respected. Men want to be respected and wanted. Simple in words, not so much in execution. So we talk about the practicality of showing respect , the difference it makes and situational circumstances that may make it difficult.

Even if you aren’t in a relationship at this point in time, this podcast is worth your while. We all interact with men at some level. And we all have the tendency to base our respect or our perception of one’s identity on their performance coupled with our limited understanding.

Let’s Talk!

  • Do you find it difficult to consistently show respect to those who don’t perform according to your standards?
  • In what practical ways do you show love to the man in your life?
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Highlights for Today’s Episode:

  • Modeling friendship in marriage
  • Valuing a man’s contribution
  • Initiating intimacy

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  1. Melissa Blackson February 27, 2017 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    My friends and I, one male and 2 females were just talking about this. I think the church needs to do so much more teaching in the area of friendship between males and females.

    • Chrystal Hurst February 27, 2017 at 4:13 pm - Reply

      Good point. I agree.

  2. sad wife February 27, 2017 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    My ‘Christian’ husband is always in sin, pornography he justifies it that it doesn’t affect anyone physically. As far as being the initiator he sees it as being a major turn off, being a whore. Basically sees it as I’m supposed to be there for him whenever he wants since it’s for him not me but not vice versa. I’ve tried many times to get him to go to counseling only to have ruined many friendships over 20 years together. He always has a way to twist scripture to justify his actions/ways that its ok & to demean everyone else around that they are in the wrong.

    • Chrystal Hurst February 27, 2017 at 4:17 pm - Reply

      I’m so sorry that this has been your experience in marriage. You are not alone. I appreciate your sharing your heartache because it helps me to know how I can help address the hard topic of pain in marriage more specifically in the future. Respecting your husband is an important topic for women to understand but it is also important that we know how to stay healthy and whole in difficult marriages as well. Praying for you today.

  3. Gloria Marsolais February 27, 2017 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Conversation on podcast was not finished for some reason.

    • Chrystal Hurst February 27, 2017 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      Try to download it again? Sorry you are having trouble.

  4. TaVon March 6, 2017 at 11:58 am - Reply

    So, so good! Thanks for sharing.

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