A friend and I were talking today about the Love and Respect seminar being held this weekend at a nearby church.  Based on the book of the same name, it gives Christian-based teaching that in marriages/relationships, women want to feel loved and men want to feel respected.  My friend then shared something that a friend had shared with her. 

In love and respect, LUV = Listen, Understand, and Validate. 

We then reflected on examples in our marriages when this application would have been, or could be helpful.  Maybe this application will be helpful in your relationship, too!