“’Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.” Ephesians 5: 33
1 Let’s look at the first phrase; love your wife as yourself
“Let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself” that’s the commandment of Jesus Christ. This is talking to men and husband, it shows one of the key to a successful marriage is to love your wife as yourself.
Humans love themselves so much that they want all the good things to themselves but run away from the bad things. Can you cut yourself with knife? Would you remove one of your eyes? Can you subject yourself to suffering and torturing? If you can’t do this to yourself then you must do it to your wife. [Read also: The Three Things Every Man Needs from a Woman
In every covenant there is law backing it, the reason why we have high rate of divorce is because people don’t know the laws in the marriage covenant they took. If you obey the law there won’t be crises but if you break the law you should expect chaos in your marriage.
In case you are part of those people that don’t know the law, I am telling you part of the law today. Love your wife as yourself. If there are crises in your marriage and home, the first question to ask yourself is, am I loving my wife as myself?
God created us; he knows the women can’t function without love that’s why he has commanded the husband to love his wife like himself. Are you a man and husband reading this article and your wife isn’t acting normal, or your marriage is a sad one? The reason is because you do not love your wife as yourself.
When you love yourself, you don’t complain on yourself, you don’t insult yourself, you don’t abuse yourself, you don’t hurt yourself. All you do to yourself is think of how you can make yourself live a good life, enjoy life. This same thing is what you should do for your wife. As you do to yourself, do to your wife also and see if your wife and marriage won’t make you happy
2 Now the second phrase; wife respect her husband
“let the wife see that she respects her husband.” Respect in another bible version is used as reverence, what does this mean for wives?
No matter what happens, no matter what you are doing make sure nothing supersedes the respect you have for your husband. If you love your husband but doesn’t respect him, you are doing it wrong, its mandatory for you to respect your husband if you want to have a successful marriage.
It is the respect you have for your husband that won’t make you raise your voice at him, it’s the respect you have for your husband that will make you cook a delicious meal for him, it is the respect you have for your husband that won’t make you talk bad about him to people and so on
This is a law that all wives must follow for them to enjoy a successful marriage. I have counseled lots of wives and one thing I noticed in most f them is they don’t have respect for their husband which is a law that must be obeyed for a happy marriage.
This weekly dose is for both the husband and wife, it’s the responsibility of both husband and wives. What the husband must do is love his wife as himself and the wife you should make sure she respects her husband.
In conclusion all husbands should study and find out how to love their wife, what love means to their wife, then all wives should study about respect. Respect is in various forms, all these forms of respect must be known by the wife then she use the one that suits her husband accordingly.
If both the husband and the wife can do this with togetherness in their marriage, there is no way they both won’t enjoy a happy marriage but if one part is doing it, it will be a little difficult. God help all married men and women in Jesus name.
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