Faith Filled Family Magazine January 2017 - Page 48
one knows or misses what you do until you stop doing it .
On the other hand , wives should respect their husbands . What if the husband has been feeling this distance growing between them ? He may decide to pour himself into other things . Maybe he is a sports fan and starts watching football with the guys , or decides to work on himself with the new big thing , CROSS- FIT . He decides he will start hitting the weights or exercising more . Does this help the growing insecurity ? Wives may become resentful of the time he is spending away from her . She may even feel unloved or as if he is not loyal to their marriage . Everyone needs to learn that couples have disagreements . Husbands and wives should take the time to talk out their problems , rather than taking the chance of letting it destroy their marriage . Just because a Christian man or woman is married , doesn ’ t mean they are happily married . There are trust issues , squabbles , apologies and forgiveness . All of which is needed to make the marriage work . Love is a soothing balm in these times . Love never fails . And in the reading ~
I Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves : for charity shall cover the multitude of sins .
Charity is love . And love covers a multitude of sins . Among ourselves , we have so many ways we can show love . Affirmations are easy and very useful in emphasizing that you are paying attention to your spouse . Date nights- never goes out of style .
Doesn ’ t have to be expensive . A picnic basket at the park and some quality time just the two of you is ideal . Take a vacation together and make it about the two of you . Surprise your spouse at work by making an appointment on their calendar . Go for a walk , listen to music together , do something with your spouse they like to do ( Hobby-Switch ), Cook a meal together , go on a mission trip together , write poems or love notes to each other , give each other a foot rub , and if you miss them , tell them . Never miss an opportunity to tell them you love them .
There are many couples out there living in silence or living with a wall between them . I can ’ t say what you should do with your life , your husband or your wife . I can say that God can work miracles . God designed husbands and wives to be equally submissive to each other . ( Cole , 1993 ) Remember in the beginning ~
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image , in the image of God created he him ; male and female created he them .
Men and women were created morally , intellectually , and spiritual equal . And no person is of less value in God ’ s sight . Jesus died for the husband and his wife . Men have different roles to play in the salvation of the family and the church than women , and the Bible clearly says how God expects wives to treat their husbands and how husbands are to treat their wives . Wives are to be submissive to their husbands , and some women in this day find that offensive . However , it is what God commands . In the Book of Peter ~
I Peter 3:1-2 Likewise you wives , be submissive to your own husbands , that even if some do not obey the word , they , without a word , may be won by the conduct of their wives , when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear .
This submissiveness is rewarded with the respect from the husband . The leadership and authority of the husband in his words and actions . A Godly husband is easy for a wife to love and to serve . The reward for a Godly husband and wife is a Christian family . Husbands and wives love each other , but they also work together to build each other up as a couple . They treat each other as Christian brothers and sisters , for in heaven there are no husband and wife relationships . ( Cole , 1993 ) Only love to all and for all .
Colossians 3:12-17 Therefore , as the elect of God , holy and beloved , put on tender mercies , kindness , humbleness of mind , meekness , longsuffering ; bearing with one another , and forgiving one another , if anyone has a complaint against another ; even as Christ forgave you , so you also must do . But above all these things put on love , which is the bond of perfection . And let the peace of God rule in your hearts , to which also you were called in one body ; and be thankful . Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom , teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs , singing with grace in your