Wifey Wednesday- Helping your husband feel strong

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Today’s topic is how to help your husband feel strong. Many of you may have rolled your eyes at that- I know I used to. Why should we have to feed their egos, right? Don’t we have enough on our plates without worrying about him feeling like macho, macho man? Before God convicted me about becoming a better wife, I felt and thought the same things (still do sometimes). But, I have learned God’s plan for marriage and when you follow it, things really do improve.

In Ephesians 5:22-33 instructions for wives and husbands is outlined. Many people skip this chapter/paragraph because it contains the dreaded “s” word (submission) but that is Ephesians 5:33

However, each one of you must also love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

There is no better way to help your husband feel strong than to give him your respect. This is not always easy. There are plenty of times I have thought to myself- “he doesn’t deserve respect right now, so I’m not giving it to him”. In our fallen world, we have come to think that respect is something that has to be earned. But that is not the way the Bible teaches us. There are some people and positions we are called to respect regardless of our “feelings”. For example, many people did not vote for our new President but they are still called by God to respect him and his position of authority.

Respecting your husband is an action, not a feeling. This verse is fairly succinct. It does not say to respect your hubby when you feel like it, when it is easy, when you think he deserves it. It says to respect your husband (period). End of story. Do it.

God can give us the strength, through the Holy Spirit, to accomplish this. So, if you are having trouble giving your husband the respect he needs take it to the Lord. Join a bible study for wives. Read some books, listen to Christian authors and speakers on the topic and most important- PRAY.

Comments

  1. ParentingPink says:

    Thanks for stopping by my SITS featured post today! I love meeting new bloggers!

  2. The Blonde Duck says:

    Saying hi from SITS! What a cool topic!

  3. Thanks for stopping by just now.

    So nice to meet you!!!

    I’ll be back. This was just great♥

  4. He And Me + 3 says:

    Great post. I do a pretty good job with this. Except when sarcasm takes over. LOL

  5. Julie@Cool Mom Guide says:

    What a wonderful concept! I actually just took part in an interview with a magazine on how to keep a relationship strong. This is beautiful!

  6. Kristen Andrews says:

    this is a great post and a good remnder.

  7. We try to pray together every night. And, we both have our bible studies. It really keeps us strong.

  8. Very good post! Have a blessed evening.

  9. Kidcessory Haven says:

    Hi Melissa-

    This post really ‘reached’ me as it seems that lately my husband and I have not ‘connected’.
    With the day to day pressures that we both have been experiencing, sometimes I have to just sit back and let God speak to me. Sometimes I just have to realize that the situation that we are going through is ‘his’ plan. However, I am going to do a little of the ‘research’ on this matter, tonight. Thank you.

    Very nice blog and I hope you can check out mine too.

    Lisa

  10. Thank you for your visit. Your blog(s) really inspire me, I’m a first time visitor! I am a Christian as well! Your post about the husbands was just what I needed today. Yep, struggling with the hubby happens now and then!

  11. Jen @ Simple Pleasures says:

    Awesome post! I am so happy I found your blog.

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