"Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord." Eph. 5:22
Women who are constantly negative toward their husbands - especially by speaking evil
of them to others - show great disrespect. Determine not to do that today (or ever!). This
challenge to encourage is closely connected to submission.
Men respond to women who respect them. What do you respect about your husband?
Part of that respect includes submission to his authority. Let your husband know how
respecting him makes it easier to submit to his leadership. Show your respect in public
by listening to him and smiling at him when he speaks. Place your hand in his as you
If you feel there is nothing to respect, search harder ...nearly every man has some core
characteristic that can be nurtured and respected. In any case, you must still cultivate a
submissive spirit to his position of leadership..."as to the Lord."
By Nancy Leigh DeMoss
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