Sage Prescriptions For a Strong Torah Marriage; a translation of Rambam 15:19-20

Law 19:

Likewise our Sages commanded: that a man honor his wife more than he honors himself; that he love her as he loves himself; that if he is a man of means, he provide for her welfare in accordance with those means; that he not cause her to fear him excessively; that he speak to her gently; and that he not act nervously (depressed?) nor be easily made angry.

Law 20:

They [the Sages] likewise commanded upon the woman: that she honor her husband excessively; that she be in awe of him; that she tailor all her actions to be in accordance with his will; that he be in her eyes as a ruler or king, conducting herself in the ways of his heart, and distancing that which he hates.

And this is the conduct of the holy and pure children of Israel in their unions. And through this conduct, their dwelling will be beautiful and praiseworthy.

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