Loving Your Wife as Christ Loved the Church
When God created woman, He used a rib. The rib was meant to symbolize equality. He carefully designed woman to be mans partner, not another man, nor did he make two women. Christ will one day return and take all those who follow His commandments. Men, we must make sure we do something about this chronic distrust women have for men. When we encounter those who call themselves “players”, we must lovingly remind them that path only leads to loneliness and despair.
As Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so does one man sharpen another.”
When you counsel another man, you are doing your duty to make him a wiser person. Proverbs is known as the book of wisdom because it talks again and again about how it is wise to hold your tongue and listen to our fathers and mothers and their instructions. The same goes for other men amongst us, namely our peers.
Please make sure you deserve your wife’s respect and trust. Don’t keep secrets…
When we keep secrets from our wives, we are breaking our wedding vows that we made to her, and most importantly to God. Marriage is a union of two people becoming one in God’s eyes as explained earlier in this post. Genesis 2:18-24 explains that the first marriage as designed by our Awesome Creator. We are to be intimate, transparent, and completely honest with our wives. Ephesians 5:25 explains that is deeper how God called us to their husbands, to protect them, and our foolish secrets do just the opposite. These are the women we asked to marry us!!! That means spend the rest of your life with her!!!! Without trust, there is no love, and you don’t want to spend the rest of your life with a woman who wants to take your head off with a meat cleaver, because you betrayed her.
On an encouragement note: please be kind to your wives and love them as Christ loved the Church.