Being a Godly Husband

Posted on July 16, 2012

The role of a husband has  changed throughout history, especially during and after the Women’s Movement.  As a husband, what are your roles in the family? How can you contribute to a lasting marriage? How can you show your wife love? When seeking to answer these questions, I began to look at what a Godly husband was and/or was called to be.

Self Sacrificing:

A Godly husband is first and foremost self sacrificing.  This is an act of shear love.  Self sacrificing is making decisions for yourself, your wife, and eventually maybe your children that are for everyone’s good.  This does not allow for selfishness, as you are called to love sacrificially as Jesus loves the church. How are you putting your wife’s need ahead of your own? How are you making tough decisions for the good of your household? How are you listening intently to your wife to make the best decision for all?

Leader:

Husbands are called to leadership of their households.  This is a big job.  Husbandry leadership encompasses spiritual leading, financial leading, leading in love, and leading by example.  As a husband, you are called to all of these roles that essentially make or break your marriage and family.  How are you leading your family with wisdom and love? Are you a man not only leading in word but also in action? How are you spiritually leading your family?

Loving your Wife:

As a husband you are responsible for loving your wife.  Find out what makes her feel the most love, pay attention to her when she speaks, and weigh her opinion when making decisions as a leader.  These are simple, but profound ways of communicating your love to your wife.  As a Godly husband, your love should be not only evident in your words, but also in your deeds.

Share with Your Wife:

When a husband shares his thoughts and feelings with his wife it creates a much deeper bond.  Through marriage you have become one flesh, but through your actions you become one mind.  Sharing of yourself is a vital way of strengthening your marriage.  A body cannot survive if cut in half and that is what happens when a husband and wife do not share their lives as one.

Being a Godly husband is not an easy job.  There are many roles assigned to being a Godly husband.  Fulfilling these roles, however, can strengthen a marriage, breathe new life into a marriage, and save a marriage from divorce.  A Christian counselor can help with any questions you may have about your role as a husband or your marriage.  Implementing these behaviors may not be easy, but being a Godly husband and having a healthy marriage is well worth the effort.

 

Written by: Shannon Sievers, MA

Shannon has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in the Indianapolis area.  She specializes in relationship and divorce care, teens issues, and communication skills.  To contact Shannon call (317) 474- 6448 ext 112 or email at Shannon@GroffandAssociates.com

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