To love and to honor


I _________ , take _________ to love and to honor till death do us part according to God’s holy ordinance.
I remember this vow very vividly and I remembered that we each took our turns to say these words. Which simply means that it applies to both spouses. In the context of our culture, it seems that the word honor is used mainly for the wife to her husband. It is the wife’s place to honor her husband, so also it is the husband’s place to honor his wife.

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.—1 Peter 3:7
I don’t think many husbands fully understand what it means to honor their wives. Don’t quote me oo… I’m only quoting the bible

”Dwell with them according to knowledge” – really know what her needs are as well as her likes, dislikes, and preferences. Dear husbands, do you know what your wives need? Not just pocket money, not just material things. Sit down and ask her what she needs and you will be surprised at her answer, don’t just assume its all about money.
”As being heirs together of the grace of life” – Treat your wife as an EQUAL (this is a very strange word for many of our men) — as heirs together of God’s grace.

”That your prayers be not hindered” – If a husband is not being sensitive to his wife or treating her as equals then he is limiting his access to answered prayer. (no be me talk o)

Encouragement is one of the ways to honor your wives. Word of praise. Honor them with the words you speak from your mouth. If you invest honor into your wife, she’ll give it back. It may not be today or tomorrow. But the process will strengthen your marriage. Remember, your wife is the person who you asked to marry you. And when you married, God made the two of you one flesh. Don’t put asunder —by neglect or criticism—what God has put together.

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