Thursday, September 25, 2008

Husbands are to "Know" their Wives!

In the same way you married men should live considerately with [your wives], with an intelligent recognition [of the marriage relation], honoring the woman as [physically] the weaker, but [realizing that you] are joint heirs of the grace (God’s unmerited favor) of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered and cut off. [Otherwise you cannot pray effectively.]”  (1Pet 3:7 AMP)

The Greek word "live" suggests being "at home with."  Many a wife is lonely for her husband to sense and minister to her inner spirit.  To give her his attention and personal presence. Women wait to be noticed, to be appreciated, to be given TIME to share and, in return, to hear her husband respond.  

With the computer off.

With the blackberry silenced.

With some available time.

The cheap substitute is providing a living instead of sharing your life. 

Challenge:  Not just to husbands but to wives also:  set aside a block of time every day, and at least one evening every week, for each other.  You cannot imagine the benefits until you actually START this habit~!

Recommended reading and where this excerpt is from: 
Strike the Original Match, Chuck Swindoll


Anonymous said...

thanks Karen for doing "Marriage Vitamins" i look forward to reading it every morning i put on my igoogle home page and applying it to my daily life

christa said...

I love this!!!! Its so cute... even if I am not married I can get prepared for when I am :)

Gabe ♥ Hannah said...

so hard to do in the busy world of iphone,blackberries, and pdas...but very important!