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Verses 3-4: “Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.”

My wife attended a Christian high school, and she recalled a lesson she learned in class about God’s design for marriage. The speaker in the class described what would happen if you took 2 sheets of notebook paper and glued them together. After drying sufficiently, if you attempted to separate the papers, you couldn’t do so without tearing them. Each paper would wind up, at best, tearing off part of the other piece of paper, when they were able to be separated at all. You might say each sheet owned the other.

Obviously a great object lesson in “the two becoming one”. However, it also demonstrates the destructiveness of divorce. That’s why it is so important to enter marriage seriously and thoughtfully, putting God first in the relationship. Remember, it is God Who created marriage, and He meant it to last a lifetime. Husbands and wives today would do well to remember the above verses. If each partner in the relationship took seriously the “ownership” of each other, they would better strive to protect and to nurture that union. Marriage also is an analogy to Jesus Christ and the church; remember, He paid a huge price to buy our redemption and salvation; we need to remember as Christians just Who really should be “calling the shots” in our daily lives.

Something to think about.

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Proverbs 14:1-5

Verse 1: “The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.”

One of the many blessings God has given me (in fact, second only to Jesus) is my wife. She is, among many titles, a wonderful homemaker.

Earlier this year, I had to take a couple of weeks of leave to care for her after she had back surgery. For that first week, I did everything…and I do mean everything. Now, I am not helpless, and I did my best to take care of everything, so my wife could heal (had to keep one eye on her just to keep her from overdoing it! 🙂 ) I am glad I had the time off from work, so that I could do the washing, cleaning, taking care of the boys, and keeping the house straight. Folks, I appreciate the work my wife does, and got an even BIGGER appreciation after having to do it all myself and watch after her. (We were blessed also by the many meals cooked for us by our church members… my cooking skills are limited…..okay, you can stop laughing now.)

The wife, the mother, the homemaker is the glue that builds a home and keeps it together. That is harder still for single moms or for those couples who have to hold down 2 jobs. Home is a refuge from the assaults of the world and society…at least it should be. If you have a mother and/or a wife, thank God for them today. If you are a mother and/or a wife, thank God for the home he has put in your care.

Have a blessed day!

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