Christian husband is a title that should not be taken lightly. Christian husbands have a responsibility to honor the wives that God has given them. In doing so, they show honor and respect to God.
As the father of two girls, I have to confess that they are my heart. The idea that my girls will grow old enough to completely care for themselves and not need my protection, wise counsel and guidance in the issues of life is hard for me to fathom.
Like any father, my desire is that my daughters will be joined to Christian husbands who love them, provide for them, and protect them.
I’m so far from perfect that it isn’t funny, but yet I’ve tried my best to be an example of what a Christian husband looks like both in word and in deed for my daughters. My prayer is that they won’t settle for less than what they deserve in the relationships they pursue.
There is one day that a father dreams of from the birth of his little girl. That day is the day that he walks his beautiful daughter down the aisle and gives her hand in marriage. No day carries with it such extreme sadness and overcoming joy as this day in the life of a father.
Like any father, my desire is that my daughters will be joined to Christian husbands who love them, provide for them, and protect them. No one is perfect, and I don’t expect the men that they eventually choose as life partners to be perfect. However, I do expect the young men to treat them with love, honor and respect.
As the day approaches that I give my daughter’s hand in marriage, I have expectations of respect from my future son-in-laws. To respect me, means that they love, honor and respect my daughters. They should have my daughter’s best interest at heart.
They cannot say that they respect me if they don’t respect my daughters, for they are a part of me. Can God expect anything less from us as husbands in how we relate to His daughters?
Christian husbands are called to love their wives
Over the years in my travels I’ve seen a lot of abuse, and disrespect by Christian husbands toward their wives. Men, I think it may be time that we recount who our wives belong to and change the way we relate to them in the process.
As a father, just imaging someone mistreating one of my daughters kindles anger within me. Husbands, do you not realize that you are married to God’s daughter. Have you considered what you’re going to say when you stand before God and give an account of how you’re treating His daughter?
What valid reason could you possibly have for mistreating a daughter of God? And of equal importance, how can you ever expect the blessing of God to abound in your life while you are mistreating God’s very own daughter?
Christian husbands, I encourage you to take inventory of how you’re treating your wives. Some men may say that they are being mistreated as well. That may very well be true. But it’s not about her, it’s about you. Rest assured, no one is getting away with anything. You cannot “fix” her, only God can.
So concentrate on the only person who’s behavior you have control over, your own. If changes need to be made in the way she treats you, God is more than able to straighten her out.
Be the Christian husband you were born to be. Be a man of character within your home. Treat your wife like a daughter of the King. By doing so, God will honor you by giving you the wife of your dreams.
- I Found My Christian Husband Viewing Porn. Now what do I do? (joleneengle.com)
- How Does a Man Care for His Wife? (samuelehall.wordpress.com)
- “In humble obedience then to her voice, let Christian husbands and wives …” (insightscoop.typepad.com)