Peter mentions several specific aspects of this knowledge. That is for married couples to honor and cherish one another. Are You a Considerate Husband? The big problem is that we just do not talk anymore. I know its hard but think of his eternity when compared to yours. Whether you want to sulk, have fun, need a shoulder, always consider your husband as the first point of contact and priority. So, what does the Bible say about husbands and becoming a good one? You might shower your wife with flowers or candy, or take her out on a romantic evening. Often, husbands tend to grow cold towards their wives when their prestige is at sake or simply when they have gotten bored of the marriage.
Loving, forgiving, and submitting do not mean that you become a doormat or indefinitely tolerate significantly destructive behavior. This is not so with Peter, except for wives and their husbands. A Christian Husband Should Have Self-Control If a husband cannot keep himself from looking, touching, or bedding another woman other than his wife then he most likely is doing something wrong in his walk with Jesus. And, an important side note, here — in this matter, Scriptures teach men and women are on absolutely equal ground. Many women are not frail weaklings in any sense of the word, but generally speaking, they are weaker physically than men. Loving God and loving men sums up the Old Testament Law see Matthew 22:34-40.
A husband will never influence his wife if he does not care for her. Many men leave their wives and children without the necessities of life because they quit their jobs for frivolous reasons or waste their income selfishly. Robert believes that the Bible contains the truth that God wants us to base our lives upon. Another misconception is that submission means blind obedience on the part of the woman. There is no question that words communicate love, but so do actions. It certainly can happen, for the Bible indicates the wife can make life miserable for her husband.
I believe I can safely say that where these truths are understood and obeyed, no Christian marriage should fail. As much as Christ loved the church. Because of our sinful natures, Christian husbands and Christian wives will not fulfill their duties to their spouses perfectly in this life. The pattern is made of many pieces, some large and some small, none of which accurately resemble the finished product. I have only recently begun to appreciate this area.
Husbands are surely called to emulate Christ in His love for His bride, the church. If we were keenly aware of them, they would not be the problem they are. Others fear some with good reason that submission leads to being used or abused. If your sweetheart is precious to you, don't hesitate or neglect to give her the honor that she deserves and craves. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. Instead, He finds them so precious that He asks for special care to be given them; a care that only biblically-based men can provide.
Man should not neglect his other responsibilities by over-emphasizing work. In his own home, he still occupies the seat of authority. It would be almost impossible to estimate the value of a Christian husband in a home. The love you are to show your wife involves submission. Nevertheless, when man and woman were both sinless, there was no conflict between them. Some claim that man should not exercise authority over his wife or that his authority should be limited to just certain areas.
Also, for wives that are married to unbelievers, as a result of this series, I know I will eventually get to equipping you and encouraging you in how to handle your situation. In such an instance, the partners should recommit themselves to prayer and submission to Christ first, then to one another in an attitude of love and respect. My wife and I have counseled a number of couples preparing for marriage, but only recently have I begun to warn husbands to be careful to use their authority in such a way as not to force or pressure their wives to do something contrary to her convictions. As a result, children are often neglected, abused, even abandoned. Local churches and individuals may, within limits, distribute this Bible study guide for free, but not for sale.
John 17:17 When a Christian obediently follows the principles of Christ it has a purifying affect on the heart and mind. She is exceedingly grateful for both the loving kindness of many people and the sound Christian doctrine that helped her to keep on living after her son died in a skiing accident in 2006. The reason is that feminism has undermined proper male leadership in the home. The more a husband learns to do this, the better leader he will be. He is always satisfied with her best and never makes her feel a failure because her best is not good enough.
He should be the first person you turn to when you need guidance or support. Indeed, if a man asks his wife to do anything clearly contrary to God's will, she has no obligation to obey him. He sacrifices himself for his wife's good. The Bible says that nothing is impossible for God. Children Should Care for Elderly Parents. The husband first must be a man of God before he can cleanse his wife with the word. The sacrifice of Christ is the very epitome of what love calls for.
Unfortunately, many husbands have not gotten the message. Thus, the mystery of the gospel Ephesians 3 is the knowledge which instructs us concerning Christian marriage. This is opposite the cave-man mentality some today would advocate. To be a leader, a lover, and a servant is to accommodate your life to the gift God has given you—your wife. Any attempt to share ultimate power breeds conflict. Women are very capable of taking care of themselves.