How to be an awesome wife in your marriage. It’s awesome, isn’t it? Some of you are shaking your head yes fervently and some of you are doing the sympathetic head nod because you don’t want to say no. In this short devotional we’re going to take a candid look at marriage and living with another human in general. It’s tough sometimes to get a practical approach to marriage. Most viewpoints that I’ve seen are either: “Females are second to the male species. You are a doormat that must cater to his every need as he dominates you. Meanwhile, you should be glad that someone married you because you are just a lowly female. And you have to vacuum in pearls and never show a real emotion as it might upset the king male.” … I won’t get into all the issues I have with that statement. The next view of marriage I often see is: “EQUALITY! EQUALITY! EQUALITY! EQUALITY! EQUALITY! I am a woman, hear me roar through my mounds of tampons and chocolate.” … Seriously ladies. It’s amazing that any marriage lasts with these viewpoints, much less a marriage without Christ! My hope with this candid devotional is to bring a practicality to the Biblical Perspective on marriage.
Here are some verses that we will be covering during this devotional:
Proverbs 12:4 “An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.”
Genesis 2:22-24 “22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made[a] into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said, “This, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man. Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
Proverbs 18:22 “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.”
Ephesians 5:22-33, “22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.[a] 28 In the same way, husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church,30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”
Join me for a candid view on marriage and how to make it the best relationship of your life. The Lord intended for the relationship between a husband and a wife to be the most intimate, passionate, loving, responsive and forgiving relationship in existence. If we let him, our husbands can truly be our best friend.