Biblical Teachings On How To Treat Your Wife

      And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
          According to the scriptural verse of Genesis quoted above.      
      God created Adam and put him in the Garden of Eden. When he was assigned the task of naming ceremony for all the habitats. Adam discovered that there was no helper fit for him (Genesis 2:19,20).
        And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
    And so,God formed a woman out of his ribs and brought her to Adam, who exclaimed: "This is last is bone of my bones, flesh of my flesh"(Genesis 2:23).
  Therefore, together the man and woman had dominion over creation, both were created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). The woman helped and complemented the man and together they formed a unity, sealed by becoming one flesh in Genesis 2:24
      The fall in the Garden of Eden disrupted the good relationship and the man MUST RULE over the woman
    Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Genesis:3:16..this was not a command but rather a consequence of sin.
     Lack of respect for each other crept into the relationship and is found in many marriages all over the world. But in the New Testament, wives are exhorted to respect their husbands and honor her husband as the leader of the family
    Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
      This means that the wife gives her husband room to give spiritual and practical leadership to the family. While She treats him respectfully and supports him where needed.
      In this way, husband and wife reflect the covenant relationship between Christ and the church. The husband refers to Christ and the wife to the church.
     Jesus Christ gave himself up for the church, likewise the husband should love their wives as their own bodies (Ephesians 5:25-28). And the wife should submit to her husband as the church to Christ. Meaning that, there is no room for self-centeredness for both parties in the marriage.

In another coin. God is pleased by wives who practice RESPECT AND PURE CONDUCT.  It may win over husbands who are non-believers
(1 Peter 3:2). God delights in the inner imperishable beauty of a gentle and a quiet spirit. it is very precious in His eyes. Their hope is in God, they do good and have no fear for anything that is frightening, because of their trust in God.
    More so, The husbands are told to show honor to their wives because they are heirs with them in the grace of life.
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
1 Peter:3:7..
      The fact remains that. Being a helper to the husband, or having a gentle and quiet spirit, does not mean the wife cannot have initiative of her own or exercise any leadership.
 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
      This chapter of the Bible portrait is painted of a wife who bought a field (verse 16), has lively trading going on (verse 24), skillfully leads her household (verse 15) and teaches with wisdom (verse 26). She is praised as ‘far more precious than jewels’(verse 10), praised by both husband and kids (verse 28).
      This is because she does not try to take the role of her husband, but because ‘she does him good and no harm, all the days of her life’ (verse 12). Her husband’s heart ‘trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain’ (verse 11).
    A husband who can fully trust his wife and praises her, is a husband who feels respected and loved. The husband has a position of honour within his society: he is ‘known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land’ (verse 23) – a position strengthened by his wife’s excellency.

Finally, what the Bible says about being a wife:
1. A woman who faithfully helps and supports her husband, respects him, loves him and has a sexual relationship with him and with no one else.
2. She is equal to her husband in the "sight of God" (Galatians 3:28, 1 Peter 3:7) but has a unique position in her marriage, just like her husband has its own position in his marriage.
3. Together they reflect the covenant relationship between the church and Christ (Ephesians 5:22-32)..

In conclusion:.
     Men are the head of the household in the biblical model, but Christ is the head of man. Men are commanded to be the spiritual leaders- but not the spiritual dominators.
    In marriage, submission for the wife is easier when the one to whom they submit loves them enough to sacrifice his own life for them – to the point of dying for them. Marriage has been described as for better and for worse because it takes two opposites sex with great difference to live together and not in the other way round.
   Wife know your roles. Husband, be a good leader and not a boss or master.
  If you have a good wife, take care of her and vise-versa.

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       God bless your marriage.


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