I recently wrote an article titled “10 Ways To Be The Husband Your Wife Needs,” and it was tricky. So much of me wanted to protest while I was making my points and say, “This isn’t fair—wives need to be doing these things too.” Well, here’s my chance to level the playing field!
It’s been said in counseling before that marriage is 50/50, implying that both spouses must meet in the middle for their marriage to be successful. But I’d argue that marriage only works when it’s 100/100. Scripture says that marriage is a covenant of two becoming one flesh (Genesis 2:24). Would you only wash half your body in the shower? Would you only ever lift weights with one arm? That’s about how effective the 50/50 mindset is. Is it even really love if we’re only willing to go so far and no farther? Of course not!
Naturally, neither spouse will fulfill this 100/100 percentage all the time. Some days, it might even look more like 80/20 or 60/40. In a perfect world (in which we do not live), the normal would be both spouses putting each other first, providing for each other, and loving each other through the “for better and for worse” as vowed.
Here are 9 ways to be a strong wife for your husband needs in a way that honors and glorifies the Lord.
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