that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

Titus 2:4-5

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Honoring Husbands

It seems that nowadays that many woman criticize their husbands. They talk about them to their friends and they complain about everything they do. But what if they would instead of complaining about their husbands...what if they went to the Throne of Grace and prayed for their husbands. I don't mean a "Dear God, change my husband" kindof prayer, but one of praying for their husbands. I mean they can get on their knees and pray God's protection over their husbands, and pray that the Lord will lead their husbands in his leading of their home. I think that not much can make a man feel lower in his home than when he feels disrespected by his wife. It can be easy to find all of your husbands faults, but I am sure that it would be just as easy for a man to find fault with his woman. I want to encourage any woman who are out there who struggle with criticizing your husband to others...don't do it. Bathe him in prayer...not about his faults, but that  the Lord will draw him closer to Him. Pray for protection for your husband, pray that he will succeed in his job. Pray that the Lord will be first in his heart. Remember that we as wives have just as many faults in our lives as we can find in other's lives.  Also remember your children are watching you. They watch what you think of your husband and what you say about him. Show him the respect that he deserves...the Bible teaches that the man is the head of the house, and it also teaches that the woman is his help meet. I think that many marriages today would be better if the woman  of the house would show respect to their husbands and honor them.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I agree. It can be so easy to get critical or hold onto resentment or be petty but it is so important to treat out husbands in the way you describe. I am always in need of working on this more. What a wonderful exhortation. Thank you for writing it.