Husband Is Commanded To Love Wife and
Wife To Submit
This article is written for Christian
marriages. God established marriage and God designed marriage and marriage
was created for God’s purpose. We
ought to manage our marriage His way, don’t you think?
A Christian Marriage Must Have God at
If you want to have a happy marriage
then don’t treat your marriage like everyone else does. Love in society
is not the same kind of love that Jesus taught! If a husband doesn’t
love his wife properly, in the ways taught by Christ, she in turn will not
love (submit to) her husband.
Societies view of love has turned
marriage upside down. This is the basis for most, if not all, marriage
problems. A Christian marriage must be managed with God at the forefront!
We must go back to the teachings of Christ on what love is and then base
our marriage on that kind of love.
True Christians should not be a part of
the worldly culture of society because they bring the rebellious views
back into their own lives. This is where all of the confusion on
the submission thing has gone awry within the Christian community. Even
some of the Christian churches have got it wrong and this in turn makes
everyone blind to the truth.
How Is A Husband Instructed To Love
The bible explains in great detail how a
man is to love his wife. His wife should be of prime importance to him,
over his career, his children, his hobbies, his friends, and himself. A
Christ led man will put his wife first over himself. This is how a husband
is to love his wife.
ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife
loveth himself.” (Ephesians 5:28)
What kind of a husband would have a hard
time loving his wife in the way Christ instructs him to? A husband who
needs inner healing, has not acknowledged Jesus Christ, and is not filled
with the Spirit of Christ.
Jesus says that a man who loves himself
will love his wife. What kind of a man loveth himself? A man who loves
himself has subjected himself to Christ, and acknowledged Jesus Christ as
his Savior. He is a man that is filled with the Spirit of Christ. This
kind of man has made his wife the queen in his home because he is
overflowing with Christ’s love and blessings.
When a man loves his wife, in the ways
taught by Christ she will not have a problem submitting to his headship
position. Do you see how that works? The bible instructs wives to be
subject to their husbands as the church (true worshipers) is subject to
Jesus Christ. God knows who the true worshipers are. God knows our hearts
and minds better than we do. (John 4:23-24)
How Is A Wife Instructed To Submit?
as the church is subject unto Christ so let the wives be to their own
husbands, in everything.” (Ephesians
This verse can stir up confusion. There
are many churches that are not subject to Jesus Christ, even Christian
churches. So what is “the church”? The church is not a church
building. God’s true worshipers are “the church”. They are those who
worship in Spirit and in truth. (John 4:23-24)
The church is within you. The church is
in your heart and in your mind. Every
day you take the church with you, wherever you go, so make sure you are
being a good example for Christ. You’re working for Christ in your
marriage, at your job, with your friends, and in your lifestyle. Are you
being a good example?
If we profess to be Christ Ones than we
are subject to Jesus Christ and His instruction.
Christian husbands who want to have a blessed marriage are subject
unto Christ first and foremost! There is no other way! If a husband
subjects his own life to Christ then he will love his wife properly, in
the ways taught by Christ, and the wife will submit (love) to her husband.
It works both ways!
God’s design, purpose, and husband and
wife roles for marriage won’t work if the Christian husband is not
participating. The wife will feel like a doormat, just like what is often
referred to as what submission is today in society. NOT!
Submission is not being a doormat. Submission is loving God with
all of your heart, mind, and soul. In return Christ blesses you with the freedom
to love your spouse properly.
A Christian man who puts God first loves
himself and loves his wife. And a Christian woman who puts God first will
love herself and will be free to submit to her husband. If you are
not loving your spouse in the proper ways now, maybe you ought to review
your faith and ask Christ to help you with freeing the demons within you
and healing your soul.
“Husbands love your wives even as
Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it.”
Bottom line is Jesus suffered and died
for our sins and that is the way Christ wants a husband to love his wife.
“Nevertheless let every one of you
in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she
reverence her husband. (Ephesians 5:33)
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