If You Love Your Wife, You Will Discipline Her

We are told in Ephesians 5:25 that husbands are to love their wives “even as Christ also loved the church” and in Revelation 3:19 Christ after rebuking his churches says “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent”.  This shows us as Christian husbands that an indispensable part of us loving our wives as Christ loves his church is that we rebuke and discipline our wives.

A husband who will not rebuke or discipline his wife for sinful behavior is no better than a parent who will not rebuke and discipline their child for sinful behavior. 

And no, a husband disciplining his wife is not him treating his wife as a child, it is him treating his wife as a woman and women are under the authority of men in God’s order.   And no, God does not recognize the modern invention of the “adult” social class.  So, the notion we hear so often in churches that “he is an “adult” and responsible for himself before God and she is an “adult” and responsible for herself before God” is completely unbiblical.  The humanist invention of the “adult” social class is a perversion and attempt to give women the same rights, responsibilities and privileges as men, something God never did.

For more details on the how a husband can go about disciplining his wife in a way which follows Biblical principles for discipline see my article “7 Ways To Discipline Your Wife“.

One thought on “If You Love Your Wife, You Will Discipline Her

  1. I think my husband is very good at this in our relationship. I am not an argumentative or defiant woman, but I do often struggle with complaining and being mopey–sometimes very often! I can get in a negative mood if things aren’t “right” and I can get overly self critical. My husband does try to cheer me up, and he does a good job at that…but if that doesn’t work to break my complaining attitude (which can be often!), he takes that as disrespect and will discipline me for it, usually in form of a time out. I feel better after that, it refocuses my mindset. He also limits my time online and on social media, as this is a huge distraction for me, and I have trouble with self control in this area–there are settings on my phone where he has the password so I can’t “get around” it. I don’t view this as a negative thing. I’m thankful I have a husband who cares enough about my well being to discipline me. He does it in such a positive way, too, so I never feel afraid, even though inwardly I sometimes protest. I trust him.

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