You were made for Him

Joy and freedom

“…all things were created by him, and for him Colossians 1:16(KJV). All of us, both men and women were made for the glory of God. As a woman, you were also made for another “him”, for your current or future husband, unless you are one of the few women God has called to life of celibacy in his service.

Just as mankind was made for the glory of God, so to you as a woman were made for the glory of man.

“For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.”

I Corinthians 11:7(KJV)

“Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.”

I Corinthians 11:9(KJV)

The fact that you were made for you husband answers all these “why” questions:

Why do I have to submit to him? Because you were made for him.

“Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.”

Ephesians 5:22(KJV)

Why do I need to follow him if his job moves him to a new city? Because you were made for him.

Why do I have to follow his rules for discipline with our kids, whether they are stricter or more lenient than I would like them to be? Because you were made for him.

Why do I not get an equal say in all decisions of the family? Because you were made for him.

Why do I have to have sex with him even when I don’t feel in the mood? Because you were made for him.

Why do I have to wear the clothes he likes me to wear, or keep my hair the way he likes it? Because you were made for him.

Why do I have to stay home and care for our children? Because you were made for him.

Why do I have to obey him? Because you were made for him.

Why do I have to respect him? Because you were made for him.

Conclusion

Whether you are engaged, a newly wed, or have been married for many years, this principle, that you were made for your husband can and will change the way you approach your marriage. You won’t find yourself fighting for control, or your fair share in the decision making processes of your home, you will instead find peace.

Please don’t misunderstand me, this is not to say a wife should never tell her husband what she thinks, because she should.  Proverbs 31:26 tells us the virtuous wife openeth her mouth with wisdom, and a husband should be able to listen to his wife’s wisdom.  But on the other hand, we all know that there are many instances in the Bible where husband should NOT have listened to his wife.  A Godly man will judge his wife’s advice by God’s Word, and by his own judgement and exercise proper leadership.

Happiness is found when we live the way God designed us to. If you go throughout your marriage and you follow the principle that you were made for the glory of God, and God made specifically made you for your husband, I can promise you that you will have a wonderful marriage. This comes straight from our owner’s manual – the Bible.

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7 thoughts on “You were made for Him

  1. Pingback: Does the Bible allow for a woman to be President of the United States? | Biblical Gender Roles

  2. Normally I just delete comments like this that have no real thought or intelligent disagreement with my positions on various issues. But I think your comment serves as an illustration of what we face on the other side. People who accuse those who believe in Gender roles or God’s design as being selfish pigs, when it is really they are who are selfish in not submitting to God’s design.

  3. I have many ‘real thoughts’ and ‘intelligent disagreements’ that I honestly wouldn’t bother wasting on you as it would only fall on deaf ears.
    When you write a piece allegedly not condoning rape yet go on to contradict yourself and say if women choose to dress as whores they should expect it (which is up there with people who say: ‘I’m not racist, but…’) and claim women are made for mans glory, I can’t help but write a tiny response to at least one of your backwards blog entries.
    You’re allowed to believe whatever you want but if you’re going to post is on the internet, expect backlash.

  4. Liss,

    I have no problem with people disagreeing the traditional Christian gender role view point. Even some modern Christians today have left the Scripture behind to pursue what they believe is right. You have a right to fight for what you believe is right, and I have a right to fight for what I believe is right. But even here on your second comment, you again don’t have an honest disagreement with me.

    The belief that woman was made for man, and for his glory is supported by the Christian Scriptures:

    Just as mankind was made for the glory of God, so to you as a woman were made for the glory of man.

    “For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.”

    I Corinthians 11:7(KJV)

    “Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.”

    I Corinthians 11:9(KJV)

    So if you want to disagree with millions of Christians around the world that believe that, that is your right.

    I never said a woman who dresses as whore deserves to be raped. I said this at the beginning of the post:

    “I believe no matter how badly dressed, or lack of dress a woman has, or even if she was fully naked – this never gives a man the right to rape her.”

    Then again in the Whore culture section in the middle I repeated this concept:

    “Let me repeat something I said earlier in this post – no woman ever deserves to be raped.”

    But the reality is there are bad men out there(as well as bad women). While no woman ever deserves to be raped, if you light a match(dress and act like a whore) and throw it next to dynamite(bad men) it might blow up. Should those men who do this be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law? Absolutely!

    If you actually read the post – you would see I said I think there should be stricter laws about rape – if it can be proven 100% – like it was caught on security camera, or phone camera, or had witnesses present – I said these men should be executed.

    So if you want to disagree with me fine, but you ought to do so in an honest and civil manner.

  5. “As a woman, you were also made for another ‘him’, for your current or future husband, unless you are one of the few women God has called to life of celibacy in his service.”

    At the risk of sounding stupid, I have to ask what exactly you mean by this part. Do you mean that you think each woman was made specifically for the man (or men, if she’s widowed or divorced) who will ultimately become her husband(s)? Or were you just reiterating that women in general were made as helpers for men in general because God deemed that it was not good for man to be alone?

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