8. Be Easy.
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Paul in Colossians 3:18-19 prescribes the husband to love his wife and “do not be harsh with them.”
The woman does not become the slave of the man upon marriage. We are to love our wives without bitterness, harshness, or severe treatment. The husband is to always be kind and considerate to the efforts of his wife.
The wife doesn’t take on the role as the husband’s mother by fixing his dinner plate and bringing him an evening snack into the living room so he doesn’t have to get up from the recliner. The husband is to be thankful for the work the wife does within the house such a cooking and cleaning. The husband should not take these efforts for granted.
There is nothing better than having a happy wife, but conversely, there is not much worse than having an angry one in the house. When the husband loves his wife as Christ loved the Christ, the relationship will be a healthy one.
The ultimate goal is not just to stay out of the doghouse, but foster a meaningful and deep relationship with a helpmate. We can draw from the positives from how our father treated our mother, but also avoid some of the pitfalls by recognizing some of his areas of deficit or failure.
If we have a Biblical marriage of being equally yoked and regard the union as such, the husband will realize the wife is truly a blessing from God.
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Chad Napier is a believer in Christ, attorney at law, wannabe golfer, runner, dog lover, and writer. He enjoys serving his church as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, and at his golf devotion par3sixteen.com. He and his wife Brandi reside in Tennessee with their canine son Alistair.
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