MARRIAGE TIPS FOR DAILY LIVING
HUSBAND/WIFE RESPONSIBILITY IN MARRIAGE:
Marriage is NOT a 50-50 proposition in a strong loving marital relationship. Each partner MUST be willing in an unselfish way to cross the half-way boundary and make up the difference. This takes the marriage to a higher level because each partner is willing to give 100% to make the marriage strong and happy while maintaining, or even lifting, each other's self-esteem. This is going the extra mile, or miles, with each other to assure a lasting, loving, marital relationship with one another and in Christ.
Husbands are to love their wives as Christ loved the Church. This does not speak only of how the husband feels about the wife, but rather the extent of the sacrifice he must be willing to make on her behalf. (Ephesians 5:25) (Colossians 3:19)
Headship is given to the husband as headship is given to Christ. (I Corinthians 11:3, Ephesians 1:22, Colossians 1:18) The scripture teaches, "to much is given, much is required." Because the husband is given headship, he MUST take the responsibility and initiate healing and reconciliation in the marriage as required. Not only so, he MUST set the tone for the marriage and develop the right atmosphere to prevent the need for healing and reconciliation. Love will compel the husband to deny himself for the happiness of his wife. (Matthew 16:24, I Corinthians 13) (Ephesians 5:23, I Peter 3:7, Matthew 5:41, Matthew 18:21-22, Ephesians 5:26)
Important scriptures to read: Matthew 5:41; Philippians 2:1-4, 13-14; Galatians 5:13-15 (These scriptures are good for marriage also); Galatians 5:22-26 (This is also good for marriage); I Corinthians 13; Romans 15:1-6
(The Word of God is great! I know this will work; Ephesians 5:21 even in marriage)
God has given wives opportunity to choose freely the submissive role, even as Jesus choose to be submissive to the Father. God established this order for the protection of the woman and the harmony of the home. When the wife is humbly submissive to her husband she is actually submitting to God, as it is God's order that gives the husband his authority. Therefore, when the wife humbly submits she has chosen freely to obey God. This will result in the wife being exalted in her humility.
Important scriptures to read: Philippians 2:5-9, Colossians 3:19, I Corinthians 11:3, I Timothy 2:13-14, Ephesians 5:24, I Peter 3:1, 5-6
Like the husband, the wife MUST also be willing, and is expected to go the extra mile, or whatever it takes, to keep the marriage CHRIST centered and happy. (Matthew 5:41, Proverbs 31:10-31, Ephesians 5:21)
Please read and study the scriptures prayerfully. Ask God to give you the right spirit and the right attitude toward your SPOUSE!