|This pic looks like it's the other way around. - Aug 2013|
Some will remark:
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PROTECTOR"Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (1 Timothy 5:8).
“Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them” (Colossians 3:19).
“Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers” (1 Peter 3:7).
|The abused "abuse card"|
Obey your leaders, and accept their authority. They take care of you because they are responsible for you. Obey them so that they may do this work joyfully and not complain about you.
(Causing them to complain would not be to your advantage.)
"The role of the wife is clearly described in the Bible. Although males and females are equal in relationship to Christ, the Bible gives specific roles to both the husband and the wife in marriage.
- Mentors - Titus 2:4-5 says, "Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God."
- Witnesses - 1 Peter 3:1 says, “Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives.
- Examples - 1 Timothy 3:11 says, "In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything."
Role of the Wife in the Bible – The Design Order of the Family Unit
When studying the role of the wife in the Bible, it is important to understand how God designed the family unit. There are ranks described --
You would not expect to walk into a doctor's office and be greeted by the doctor, measured and weighed by the receptionist, and then treated by the nurse. Right? There are certain orders to things because that's what works. It's the same way with God's design in the family unit. It works smoothly, when done His way.
Beth, a wife, explains it this way,
“The role we have as wives is that of encouraging and helping our husbands. When we try to make it any more, or any less, that's when we run into trouble. My mom used to teach a young married couples class, and I will never forget her most ‘valuable nugget’ of truth. She always told them that the husband is the head of the home, and the wife is the neck. The neck supports the head, and helps the head to fulfill its duties.” "
Dong is the head. Nikka is the neck(a)! :)_______________________________________________________________________
Let's stop abusing the "abuse card", dear sisters in Christ.
It is a sad reality, yes, (and my heart goes out to those who are in abusive marriages) but if it is not YOUR reality, then please open your heart and mind to God's beautiful design for marriage, and stop playing that card just to escape from God's commandment to submit to your husband.
It is freeing, liberating and bondage-releasing!
I "played that card" too quite often in the past, when I was in open defiance against God and my husband. Honestly, it got old quite fast. :( I was miserable, bitter, depressed, angry, and always worried about the future. :(
Thank God, I have thrown it out since September 1, 2013, and am playing a new deck now -- where I am Queen and my husband is King, and Christ is the Ace up our sleeves. :)
|A Family Dinner at our Home with the King and Queen and their two Jacks and two Jills (hehe),|
with Christ at center (the Light!). :) - October 2013