Week 2: Being "ONE"
21 And further, you will submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 You wives will submit to your husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of his body, the church; he gave his life to be her Savior. 24 As the church submits to Christ, so you wives must submit to your husbands in everything. 25 And you husbands must love your wives with the same love Christ showed the church. He gave up his life for her 26 to make her holy and clean, washed by baptism and God's word. 27 He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. 28 In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man is actually loving himself when he loves his wife. 29 No one hates his own body but lovingly cares for it, just as Christ cares for his body, which is the church. 30 And we are his body. 31 As the Scriptures say, "A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one." 32 This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. 33 So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Why Do I Love My Wife Like Christ Loves The Church?
- Pray for her
- Cultivate her
- Love her
- Be her biggest fan
- Provide for her
- Protect her
- Value her
How Do I Respect My Husband?
- You learn whats important to you.
- When people ask you "When are you going to start a family?" You tell them "I started my family the day I got married. And by the grace of God He will add more to our family!"
- You don't make a vow to marriage. You make a vow to the girl you married! VALUE HER.
-American Marriage tends to be a contract.
Biblical Marriage is a covenant.
Wives, your job is to make your husband feel like THE MAN.
Husbands, your job is to make your wife feel like THE MOST VALUABLE THING IN YOUR WORLD.
Read "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman
You can be SELFISH or you can be MARRIED. You can be self serving or a Godly SPOUSE. Every Marriage conflict I have counseled (Including my own) boiled down to the same issue: HE feels disrespected and/or SHE feels devalued. Imagine what your marriage could look like if the 2 of you really became 1 and got this right. What if you focused on doing your part to be obedient to Gods Word in your marriage and less time focusing on the sin and shortcoming of your spouse? My prayer is that you would experience a GOD GLORIFYING MARRIAGE.
"2" Bible Study: a free 14 day Bible Study on relationships is available at www.uponthisrockmovement.com/2
M: Proverbs 18:22
T: Proverbs 5:18
W: Proverbs 12:4
TH: Proverbs 19:13
F: Proverbs 21:9
S: Proverbs 21:19
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