Handling Her Ideas with Honour!
1. Wives, fit in with your husbands' plans; for then if they refuse to listen when you talk to them about the Lord, they will be won by your respectful, pure behavior. Your godly lives will speak to them better than any words. .....
7. You husbands must be careful of your wives, being thoughtful of their needs and honoring them as the weaker sex. Remember that you and your wife are partners in receiving God's blessings, and if you don't treat her as you should, your prayers will not get ready answers.
Many times in marriage when wives talk a lot, husbands increasingly tune them out. The husband just does not hear anything she says anymore.
It is unwise for husbands to do this, but if wives are wise, they will understand that this is a case where actions speak louder than words. In this instance, speak mainly with actions and be quiet!
However, husbands need to remember that God has made them the leaders in the home, and the leader always sets the tone for how things go.
As the leader in the marriage, God is looking to see whether the husband is being thoughtful of his wife's needs. Does he take time to listen to her and respond to her concerns in words and actions? This is what a leader does.
The husband may not always agree with what she proposes, but if he takes the time to treat her ideas and thoughts with respect, since he has sown respect, he will reap respect from her.
Though women may not be as physically strong as their husbands, the Apostle Peter reminds us that husband and wife are equal in God's eyes: husband and wife receive from God the same quality of salvation by trusting in Jesus Christ; and God listens equally to their prayers.
Therefore, when God sees a husband taking the lead in honouring his wife, the husband will receive two huge benefits:
first, his prayers will get ready answers;
and second, his wife will feel loved and cherished and she will respond to him in kind.
Because this kind of husband is wise, God will ensure he has a happy marriage!
Father, give to the husbands and wives reading this today, wisdom in treating each other with kindness, consideration and respect.
And when we live like this, Lord, allow us to receive from You the many great benefits this life-style of marriage gives,
in Jesus' name,
See you tomorrow, God willing.
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Meanwhile, be blessed in all you do today,