“Paul gives husbands a proclamation to love their wives and to treat them with gentleness.”
Colossians 3:19 “Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.”
Ephesians 5:28 “In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church.”
If you are a husband and are treating your wife in an unloving way you are doing yourself an injustice and are not living up to your full potential. If you truly want to show respect for yourself then show your wife love in ‘Action’ and not just in words.
Usually that action is truly needed when it is the most difficult to do.
*** —–> Ephesians 5:31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”<——
The husband needs to leave his father & mother and become ONE with his wife. This is a very difficult thing for most men to understand. If the spouse family is rude to the other spouse, which side should you take? Should you stop loving your family?
No, you should always love your family.
The husband should still ALWAYS Stand by his WIFES side!!
There should be no other option. This, of course, goes for the wife as well.
The wife should ALWAYS Stand by her HUSBANDS side…
He should also stand to the death for his wife. “As Christ loved the church.” Christ died for us – even when we did wrong He stood by our sides. He still loved those who hurt us, but He stood and died for us also. This is one of the hardest concepts for husbands to really ‘get’.
Ephesians 5:32 “This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” <—-
AND … the wife must respect her husband. Interesting how this is placed after the husband being told to love his wife, be gentle with his wife, and become ONE with his wife… It is the hardest thing in the world to respect a man who will not show his wife these things, especially at the time when it is needed the most.
What are your thoughts of this? Would you add anything? Please share in the comments.