Where Love Is In The Home theres happiness joyharmonybliss contentmentpeace.
Husband agapao (Eph. 5:25,28,33) Balances headship with selflessness as Christ loved the church Communicates by words and actions Poor communication is the main problem in 86% of all troubled marriages
Wife phileo (Tit. 2:4) directed at great problem of feeling absence of affection Both words apply to each but a reason for the different words
The weaker vessel physical, emotional, position, more delicate (1 Pet. 3:7). Understanding the difference Men are from Mars, Women are From Venus (John Gray) Solve, not share - Talk, not solutions Think and react - Feel and respond Fix it without help - Share feelings Hunt, shoot, bag & go home - Shopping
(Readers Digest, Feb. 1988)
Shes glorious But shes not Sarita from Kiniwata. I heard she was homely.
You think eight cows were too many?...Do you ever think what it must mean to a woman to know that her husband has settled on the lowest price for which she can be bought?... When the women talk, they boast about what their husbands paid for them. One says four cows, another maybe six. How does she feel, the woman who was sold for one or two? This could not happen to my Sarita I wanted Sarita to be happyBut, I wanted an eight-cow wife.
Honor his position/responsibilities (Eph. 5:33) As the church honors its head (Eph. 5:28-33) Shown by way she speaks to and about him
As his own body; as Christ the church (Eph. 5:28,29) To keep warm, as of birds covering their young with their feathers, Dt. 22:6 (Vine) He protects her and provides her needs
Headship likened to Christ over the church (Eph. 5:22-24) Gods plan for happiness But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God (1 Cor. 11:3) obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed (Tit. 2:5 1 Pet. 3:1-2)
Listen Communication involves talking and listening Overlook faults Major on the positive; minor on negative Value Opinions Be considerate of others Express yourself Speak well of and to one another
Wives Have you heard these words Love, honor and obey? Husbands Have you heard these words Love, honor and cherish? Thats what God teaches, and thats what we promised!