Leave Fear Behind
My Englishman by Guest Writer; Kimberly Jones

What of Husbands?

1 Peter 3:7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

Just as the wives were to accept authority, so the husbands, in the same way, were to be considerate as they lived with their wives. The phrase be considerate as you live with your wives is literally translated “living together according to knowledge.” That a husband should be considerate implies more than just a kind attitude; it goes deeper, implying that his consideration of his wife is based on his knowledge of her needs, desires, gifts, and abilities. A husband who acts on this knowledge of his wife will greatly enrich her life, as well as his own. This is the explicit message of Paul in Ephesians 5:25-27. –Life Application Bible Commentary

The word weaker used in this context is referring to physical weakness and not moral, spiritual, or intellectual inferiority. Whew!! It is okay, we are weaker. There are drastic differences between men and women. The feminist movement would have use believe men and women are the same. This confusion, I believe, contributes to so many unhappy marriages.

With this said I think it is time for us to leave 1 Peter and delve into the marriage relationship.

Marriage 101; What does a healthy marriage relationship look like?

I have been reading several books regarding this topic. I feel led by the Holy Spirit to share the dynamics of a married love relationship, both from the feminine and masculine perspective. Understanding one another is the beginning of a healthy relationship.

If your husband or wife will not join you on this discovery, I promise you it will be worth the effort on your part. God will use the information we discuss to grow and change you, your marriage and perhaps even your mate.

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Lord, thank you for Peter and his wise teachings. Help us to love. Love can change anything or anyone. Amen

1 Corinthians 13: 3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut,
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Isn't always "me first,"
Doesn't fly off the handle,
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

Be blessed! Lynn

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

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