Christian husbands you need to teach your wife the Word of God. It may not be a structured course style teaching and could simply be a part of everyday discussions.
You certainly should help to interpret and apply God’s Word as to your wife’s life as you hear sermons from your Pastor each week. And yes, if you have a difference of interpretation or application of the Bible with your Pastor, you should explain that difference to your wife in a way that still shows respect to your Pastor.
You should constantly be looking to apply God’s Word to every day situations your wife faces in her relationships with friends, family, your children and especially your marriage. You should also be looking to apply God’s Word for your wife to things she reads in books or things she sees on television.
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So true! My husband has always pretty much been spot on with my friends. If he says I can’t hang out with certain people then I don’t. In the past I would argue with him but in the end he was always right, he knew who was a bad influence. Our children only read books he approves, I do also have say but he has the final say. TV is only for adults in our house and my husband and I only watch shows together. I don’t watch anything without him besides local news, that’s his rule and it works. I know he is guiding us and loves us and knows what’s in our best interest. Our chaotic house is made less chaotic because of his guidance. I can’t thank him enough, he is just amazing.
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
If we intend to love our wives like Christ, we must try to scour away their many evil spots and character blemishes with the word of God.
However don’t be surprised when the churchian servants of Satan accuse you of “spiritual abuse”, to your wife, for trying to correct your wife with Bible verses.
My pastor is usually pretty solid on biblical gender roles. He teaches that a man is head of his wife and home, and should teach the scriptures to his family. But strangely, he occasionally warns that a husband should not point to a passage and tell his wife “you need to do this” … as though it is an abuse to use a verse to rebuke or admonish one’s wife…
Yes a lot of pastors error on this. A man’s call to wash his wife with the Word(which I have a future post coming on in a few days) actually teaches men to exactly do what you describe. To point out spiritual spots and blemishes in their wives to their wives. I will have more to say on that with that article.
As I said to Daniel – I have an article coming up on the washing husbands are called to do in a few days. This article was the first of a series that builds to the point of washing. A new post is coming out this afternoon, then tommorow, and this weekend on this series.