Husband’s Pay Attention

I normally don’t share really personal and intimate things with y’all but I feel this one is important to all married couples.

I work hard in both my ministry and secular positions. I work hard so my beautiful wife can stay home and raise Conner and make sure his needs are met.

Tonight while I was sitting at my third shift secular job at the residential hospital, I was venting to Snowie. She was very loving and compassionate. She said that she hated that I have to work in a stressful environment just so she can be provided for and in a word she said she feels “selfish.”

Now pay attention to my response! “I’d do more than that. I’m your protector and provider it’s my duty and honor to keep you covered.” I do this for my bride unconditionally and with all my love. Love is the greatest gift. I do it because Heaven forbid I can’t work anymore because of disability that she’d pick up and do the same for me in a heartbeat.  After I said that I tried to be my cute and loving self and sent her this video…

As a husband, we are commanded by Scripture to be good providers and do what we can for our wives. They are our helpmates and a gift from God. They are not below us but equal to us. But it is our job to protect and provide and cover them in their needs as God provides and does for all us. Husband’s take time and pray for your brides and make sure to live by our Christian principles and values.  As a reminder I have a post on how to do just that, Praying for Your Spouse.

Husband’s don’t treat your wives as slaves. They are your help mate your lovers and best friends. They are not to be ordered about and just appeased when angry. Treat them with the same respect and love that you demand of them.

Praying for your Spouse

We as Christians and children of Almighty God are instructed in many of the verses of Sacred Scripture to pray.  In Ephesians 6:8 “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

Husbands,  the first person that should and must be on your prayer list is your wife.  My darling Snowie came across a nice break down on praying for your wife and vise versa.  I’m going to break it down here.   All scripture comes from the New Living Translation.

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They Are One Flesh

A reading from the Book of Sirach 26:1-4, 13-16
Blessed the husband of a good wife,
twice-lengthened are his days;
A worthy wife brings joy to her husband,
peaceful and full is his life.
A good wife is a generous gift
bestowed upon him who fears the Lord;
Be he rich or poor, his heart is content,
and a smile is ever on his face.
A gracious wife delights her husband,
her thoughtfulness puts flesh on his bones;
A gift from the Lord is her governed speech,
and her firm virtue is of surpassing worth.
Choicest of blessings is a modest wife,
priceless her chaste soul.
A holy and decent woman adds grace upon grace;
indeed, no price is worthy of her temperate soul.
Like the sun rising in the Lord’s heavens,
the beauty of a virtuous wife is the radiance of her home.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks Be To God!

A Reading from Proverbs 18:22, 31:10 (NLT):
The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the LORD. Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks Be To God!

Responsorial Psalm
R. How good is the Lord to all.
The Lord is kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger, abounding in mercy.
How good is the Lord to all,
compassionate to all his creatures.
R. How good is the Lord to all.
All your works shall thank you, O Lord,
and all your faithful ones bless you.
The eyes of all look to you
and you give them their food in due season.
R. How good is the Lord to all.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and holy in all his deeds.
The Lord is close to all who call him,
who call on him in truth.
R. How good is the Lord to all.

A Reading from the Book of Ephesians 5:33 (ESV):
However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks Be to God!

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