How A Wife Can Motivate Her Husband To Be The Spiritual Leader.

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Episode Summary

Sadly, the culture’s emasculation of men has rubbed off on the Church. However, most wives (secular and Christian) don’t like it. They’re tired of the disengaged, dormant, and coasting husband.

Sadly, the culture’s emasculation of men has rubbed off on the Church. However, most wives (secular and Christian) don’t like it. They’re tired of the disengaged, dormant, and coasting husband. They yearn for a man to lovingly take charge of the matters of spirituality, family, and marriage. That being said, the majority of wives don’t know what to do. Nagging hasn’t worked. Shaming hasn’t worked. Even asking them directly hasn’t seemed to work.

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In this episode, Veronica and I discuss how the Bible instructs wives to spiritually activate their husband to become the spiritual leader of the home. Together, we break down the process of realigning the order of the home, and to be honest, it’s completely counterintuitive.

In addition to our teaching time, we answer two critical questions from our listening audience. You can view those questions at the bottom of this page and hear our responses at the closing of this episode.

Worthy Quotes From This Episode

  • “Biblical women know that the fastest way to awaken your husband’s spirit is not to take over but to pull back.”
  • “Your husband’s spiritual status doesn’t change your spiritual role.”
  • “You are the greatest influence for God’s truth to your husband. He’s not just your husband, he’s also a brother in Christ.”
  • “Husbands and wives have equal value but different roles.”
  • “Satan’s plan: Men will be boys, women will be men, children will be irrelevant.”

Scripture From This Episode

  • 1 Peter 3:1-4 “Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”
  • 1 Peter 3:7 “Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.”

Questions Answered In This Episode

  • How can a couple who can’t afford a babysitter keep a weekly date night?
  • Most women teach their kids about the Bible because they spend more time with them. Do you believe it’s the father’s job or the mother’s job to teach the children about God?

This Week’s Memory Verse

  • Men: 1 Peter 3:7 “Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.”
  • Women: 1 Peter 3:1-4 “Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”

Lastly, did anything stand out in this show? Do you have any comments, additions or questions? Let us know about them in the comments below.

Written By Dale Partridge
Dale is the co-founder and Editor in Chief at Ultimate Marriage. He is best known as a thought leader on biblical theology, family, and church practice. Currently, Dale is finishing his graduate studies at Western Seminary.
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