Added: Seferino Frances - Date: 06.10.2021 15:08 - Views: 33537 - Clicks: 1972
Guys have been blindsided in our culture. Knowing Jesus Christ and His purposes for marriage, and trusting in His strength to make a lasting relationship possible. Marriage needs to be re-explained.
It needs to be re-branded as an awesome, noble, and challenging adventure. As you read through the following list, ask God to remake you and help you understand what it means to be a man and a husband.
A man needs to know that a marriage and family depend upon God as their Maker. God is the authority. He provides the blueprints for marriage and the power source of love, wisdom, and health. God can heal any marriage if the husband and wife will submit themselves to God and let Him change them. A man needs to know the meaning of love. God defines love not by how much you want to receive, but by how much you are willing to give of yourself—your will, your freedom, your time, your emotions, your forgiveness, your resources.
The model is Jesus, who demonstrated love for us by dying for us while we were yet sinners. A husband does this by choosing his wife as a priority in his life over all other pursuits, possessions and distractions—regardless of whether she is kind, lovable, or respectful. Love brings out the best in her. A man initiates love, rather than waiting for or demanding respect or kind treatment. Love is not dependent upon feelings. Decisions and choices to love can regenerate the feelings of love. A man needs to know that the key to great sex is exclusivity.
Our modern world tricks a man into thinking that more sources of sexual stimulation will satisfy him. But like a drug, they thrill but do not satisfy. Sexual entertainment, images, and illicit sex erode rather than enhance sexual joy in a marriage. The way to become a great lover is to practice with only one woman for life.
It is to be generous, exclusive, and serving—not greedy, distracted, and taking. Click to Tweet A man needs to know that the key to great sex is exclusivity. A man needs to know that commitment is a key to success in all of life, and especially in a relationship with a woman. One way of defining commitment in marriage is never considering divorce.
In marriage, it is the security of commitment that allows a woman to feel peace in the relationship. A man needs to know that marriage is not easy. The euphoria of romantic infatuation in the first years of marriage fades, requiring the mature resolve to behave lovingly and invest relationally to build a deeper bond than infatuation. Marriage will take intentional and continual effort. A man needs to know that the purpose of marriage is less to make you happy than to make you holy. But if your goal is to be happy, then you will be focused on yourself, and you will damage your character and your relationships.
If you aim to be holy—like Jesus, not like a monk—you will invite God to change you. You will allow your marriage relationship to change you and crush your selfish will and defensive pride. Thanks to Gary Thomas for the idea. A man needs to know that God gives authority and responsibility to a husband to make the marriage thrive and last. He is to be proactive at assisting God in healing her past wounds, creating oneness in their bond, and assuring her and their children of his love for her.
Women are natural responders when men initiate in love, prayer and humility. Men must not be passive, arrogant, distracted, or controlling. A man needs to know that he can change his marriage by changing himself. He can make himself a better husband by making himself a more consistent and devoted follower of Jesus. If he wants to improve any aspect of his marriage—family or parenting—the solution lies in deepening his daily commitment to God.
The path to build a great marriage or to heal a marriage is for him to humble his will, to let the Holy Spirit take control of him, and to obey Christ. A man needs to know that romance is created and sustained intentionally. Thinking about what she likes, remembering what is important to her, setting things up the way she prefers … these are all critical.
In dating and various stages of life, romance can spontaneously happen; but for the long term, it must be deliberately planned and created. If a man wants to be a leader, this is an area in which to lead. And it le to good things. A man needs to know that humbling himself to his wife is the gutsiest and most successful way to heal her heart. Instead, be a leader. Start the apology. I hurt you. Please forgive me? Seek God. Read His word in the Bible. Pray for Him to shape and lead you. Humble yourself before Him.
Seek a mentor or group to help you grow and become a good husband. Leadership of a wife is humility before God, initiating teamwork with your wife, praying with her every day, and praying for your family. In a culture of counterfeits and mistruths, marriage needs to be re-branded as an awesome, noble, and challenging adventure.
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