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Honor Him!

  • Wendy Petta
    Wendy Petta • 1 year ago

    Defending your husbands honor and submitting to him are different, yet related topics. @Jessica Robey, our pastor addressed this on Sunday in the high school group. First he relayed that the Bible does not teach that women are to be submissive to men, ANYWHERE, ever! That is a misconception. The Bible teaches that wives are to be submissive to their husbands. “For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body” (Ephesians 5:23). “To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed” (Titus 2:5). “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands…” (1st Peter 3:1). Of course we wives can cringe at these commands. God both ordained & predicted we would in Genesis: I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule you. (Genesis 3:16)

  • Kelsey Ramirez-Raub
    Kelsey Ramirez-Raub • 1 year ago

    @Jessica Robey Well, Jessica...I've been married to my husband for 34 years. In the entire time we've been married...he has done ALL the cooking and a good portion of the cleaning, at least more than his share. We have both worked outside the home so the stereotypical roles of bread winner/home maker don't apply to us. Bob retired two years ago...while I continued to work. Since then he has not only continued with everything before, but he takes primary responsibility for our home including making my lunches and ironing my clothes for work. Yes...I know that I am incredibly blessed. (And...I'm not sitting there eating bon bons when I get home, I do help out...LOL.)

  • Kelsey Ramirez-Raub
    Kelsey Ramirez-Raub • 1 year ago

    Anyway, I think what he has done to honor me is that he values and respects my opinion...and he seeks it out. He also always makes me feel like I'm the most beautiful woman on earth and that he cherishes our time together. Until quite recently, I'm been overweight the majority of our marriage. But, he's never made me feel like he loved me less. He has always made me feel like he would rather spend time with me than anyone else. But, the main thing he has done has been his acknowledging my own intellect, wisdom and experience. We have never had a case of 'his way or the highway'. But, there have been situations where perhaps a final decision may not have been what I personally wanted. Those have been very rare in 34 years of marriage, but, that's where I 'submitted'. I hope that makes sense.

  • Jessica Robey
    Jessica Robey • 1 year ago

    It does make sense, a lot of sense...thank you for explaining it that way to me. And yes, you are very blessed to have a man like that! When you explain it that way, I can understand "submission" and not see it the way the crazy Baptists always portrayed it to me--I still despise the word, haha, but I understand how you go about it in your marriage. Thank you for taking the time to explain it :)

  • Kelsey Ramirez-Raub
    Kelsey Ramirez-Raub • 1 year ago

    The word does conjur up images of 'barefoot and pregnant' under the thumb of a controlling male. And I cringe at that as well. But, in a good marriage, it is a partnership. But, even in partnerships, sometimes someone has to make the final decision or be the leader by example. I think that is the example that Christ gives. Like Wendy said earlier, we are not, as wives, told to submit to all men...just our husband. I'm so fortunate that my husband is one that makes it easy for me to be a submissive wife (when needed...LOL).

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