Hey everyone, I have been thinking for quite a while about doing a series of posts on marriage. I know there are so many posts on this topic and I did wonder if I needed to jump on the band wagon at all, did I have anything else to add. Maybe I don’t but I feel that I need to put my thoughts down and share them.
This has probably come to mind more over the last 12 months as my husband has been running the Good to Great Fathering Course. Among many other things that course hits on the biblical principal of…
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.
My husband has come away from the course loving me, not trying to change me, but purely loving me and when he does this, I guess I just feel so loved and accepted for who I am.
I hear women saying that “my husband does this or my husband does that” and “he needs to change and be a better husband and father” and numerous other sayings.
We live in a society that devalues men and is trying to de-masculise them. We live in a society where woman want to rule and be equal and lead.
We are created equal, to that there is no doubt, but right from the beginning we women were created to be our husbands help meet.
Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Right from that point, the point of creation our role was made clear. What a blessing to be able to serve our husbands and be their help meet.
Then Adam and Eve sinned and our punishment was that we would desire our husband’s position, we would desire to be in charge but he would rule over us.
Genesis 3:16 To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”
From that point we were in trouble, we were going to desire to change our positions and rule over our husband, to be in charge. It wasn’t a blessing it was a curse.
We can see that so clearly in society that women desire the same rights, the same everything as men. They have a can do attitude and want to prove themselves better. That isn’t what we were created to be and we’ve come so far from what God’s original plan was.
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
We were to be fruitful and multiply and subdue the earth, together, as a partnership. Our husband leading and us, not following behind but us beside him, encouraging him and supporting him.
So this is my introductory post, I’m not sure how often I will get them out or how many but stick with me and it’ll be a journey.
So stay tuned for the next installment…
Blessings my friends xxx
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