A great marriage is one in which the needs of each spouse are recognized and met by the other in a biblical way.
God designed marriage to be a reflection of His image on earth. The Bible tells husbands to love their wives “as Christ loves the Church” and to lay down their lives for her (Ephesians 5:25–29). Part of laying down one’s life for another is to recognize and honor their needs and desires, especially when they are different than yours.
It is important for a husband to communicate with his wife in a loving and connecting way. She also needs and wants him to lead her lovingly, especially in spiritual matters, the children and romance. A woman’s foremost need is for security. When husbands nourish and cherish their wives just as Jesus nourishes and cherishes His Church, the result is a happy, secure, honoring wife.