Daily Archives: July 3, 2005

Husband to Wife part 3

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Five Functions of a Faithful Family

Men we come down now to the last portion of our duties to our wife.  To summarize the first two messages: as men it is our God given task and privilege to reflect His nature and character in our family by both Leading and Sacrificially Loving our wives.  This morning I want to give you two more main categories where we are taught specifically in Scripture how we are supposed to function in relationship with our wife. Live With Her With Respect & Honor. One of the first things to break down after the wedding is the congeniality with which you treated one another while you were dating.  This simply shouldn’t be the case.   Now that you have sealed your relationship with a vow – that is a time to move your relationship up a notch – not down. So the Scriptures give us a few clear guides addressed to us as  men that are simply meant to help us to treat our wives with respect. Don’t be bitter with her col. 3:19 “Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.” (Col 3:19, NIV) The idea of being harsh translates a word that’s elsewhere used to describe an upset stomach.  Men your wife is a beautiful treasure […]