“Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” Genesis 2:18(NLT Bible)
“As the Scriptures say, ‘A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’” Ephesian 5:31(NLT Bible)
“The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord.” Proverbs 18:22(NLT Bible)
“As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husband in everything.” Ephesians 5:24 (NLT Bible)
“In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. 29 No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it…” Ephesians 5:28, 29)(NLT Bible)
Once you enter into a marriage you are no longer one person. You become a unit. This involves working together and looking out for the best interests of each other.
The wife is there to support the husband in all that he does and respect him as the leader in the marriage arrangement. This doesn’t mean that the wife cannot give her input. But the final decision rests with her husband.
Since that is the case, the husband should also have deep respect for his wife. He should avoid putting his own interests first in the marriage. When a decision needs to be made, the loving thing to do would be to take his wife’s feeling and thoughts into consideration.
Doing things God’s way in a marriage creates a united balance between both husband and wife. Following his counsel through the bible will only benefit your marriage, not hurt it. Read these bible quotes whenever you feel like you are losing focus.
Remember that the key is to have balance if you want your marriage to work. Without balance one mate will feel taken advantage of. The wife should take into consideration the feelings and authority of her husband and the husband should take into consideration the feelings and opinions of his wife. In this way both party’s needs are met.
This will not be easy to do. Sometimes you may want so badly to have more independence, like when you were single. However, that is the cost of marriage.
Try to reflect on these marriage quotes from the bible. They will help you to keep persevering in your marriage in a unified way.
I am a loving and considerate individual who looks out for the best interest of my mate. In marriage, loving my mate is loving myself.