By Georgia (Jo) Kent
“For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of his body, the church; he gave his life to be her Savior. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives must submit to your husbands in everything. And you husbands must love your wives with the same love Christ showed the church.” Ephesians 5:23-24
I married a wonderful, intelligent and godly man. He’s the rock-solid steady type. I’ve watched him handle pressures that nearly brought him to his knees. He has a faith in our Lord that I admire. I trust his decisions and know that he will always keep me safe. I respectfully love and honor my husband.Though the husband exercises the role of authority and leadership, and the wife fulfills a role of submission, both are equal heirs in God’s kingdom. The roles are different, but equally important.
God’s word tells us that the husband is to be the head of the home. The Scriptures make it clear that a wife should submit voluntarily to her husband’s sensitive and loving leadership. That he may become the man, the husband, and the leader God intended him to be. How many of you are willing to let your husband take that role?
“The wise women builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” Proverbs 14:1
Women used to stay at home in the role as caregivers. It may be a little stretch of the imagination to be so self sacrificing today. It’s not about where we are but rather how we treat our husbands. We all hear ‘Happy Wife ~ Happy Life’…Have you ever thought to reverse that old saying to ‘Happy Husband ~ Happy Wife’? It may take a lot less nagging and a little more nurturing. Nurturing comes in many forms. It requires a lot of personal sacrifice, attention to detail, planning ahead, thoughtfulness and actually putting in the effort to learn what makes your husband happy. Some may call this old fashioned’ but when put your husband in his proper place in your marriage, God will bless you and your marriage.
“An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.”
Could your ‘wifing’ use some refreshing? Just maybe if you treat your husband the way that you would want to be treated, it would just bless his socks off and in return, you will have the happy marriage that God intended for you both to have. It will take Prayer, Faith and a lot of Practice!…
”And the God of peace will be with you.”