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.
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.
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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Lynn has wonderfully mapped out the steps we all need to walk through to develop and grow this vital relationship with Him. This was the Lord’s intent for her transformation journey all along, and His intent for you too. Here she has spelled out the spiritual truths behind the principles and talked us through how she applied them. These truths are universally applicable to us all, though as the details of our lives, situations and hearts will be different, we will apply them differently. - Reader Review from Barnes & Noble.