You married that hunk of a man you were dreamy over. You planned your special day since you were 4, spinning and twirling round and round in your pink , princess dress.
Now you have been married for quite some time, and your husband is not the leader of your home you'd envisioned him to be. The spiritual leader, that is. What do you do?
Here's what I did... after 5 years of marriage, and much prayer, my husband is now getting up at the crack of dawn to spend time in God's Word. He is teaching little children at church... and I am more in love with him than ever!
Don't give up, Bride... I pray you find some encouragement here.
10 Ways To Encourage Your Husband
To Be The Spiritual Leader In Your Home
1) Don't nag him about why he's not the spiritual leader of your home. (1 Peter 3:1-6)
This passage of scripture is talking about how to win an unsaved husband. BUT... the principles here still apply.
a) submit to him
b) have chaste conduct accompanied with fear
c) let the beauty of your quiet and gentle spirit shine
2) Pray without ceasing for him. (1 Thes. 5:17)
Never give up on him! Never stop praying. When I pray for my husband, I'm more likely to treat him with gentleness and respect. What better way to invest in your marriage than through devoted prayer!
3) You are still a work in progress. (1 Cor. 10:12)
We need to remember that we too, are a work in progress. You and I are not the "be all and end all" of spiritual knowledge and wisdom. Take heed, lest you fall!
4) Treat him like he is the spiritual leader. Don't ever wish you had someone else's godly husband.
Treat him like he is the spiritual leader of your home! Respect and honor him. Cheer him on. Encourage him. Praise him. Never dream of having someone else as a husband! Be thankful for him!
5) Respect him, reverence, and cheer him on. (Ephesians 5:22-24)
6) Encourage him to have godly, male relationships. (Proverbs 27:17)
Gently encourage him to seek out godly friendships and mentors. Other men who are older and wiser may have the ability to disciple your husband. It is not your job to lead your husband into spiritual enlightenment!
7) Be a team!
Have you become your husband's own worst enemy? That is not in God's plan. You are married to one another, and have become one flesh! Be a team!
8) Let him see Christ working in you!
Don't hide what the Lord is doing in your life. Ask your Heavenly Father to show you how your obedience to Him, can affect your husband for good.
9) Don't give up!
Never give up on him! Don't listen to the lies of the devil... God can and will work in your husband! Keep praying.
10) Let him lead!
Let him. Let him pray. Let him lead. Let him make decisions for your family. Let him be responsible to the Lord. Have you been taking over the spiritual role of your home because you think you are doing a better job? Ask the Lord to show you how you can let your husband lead.
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