Life

Jun 02, 2017 by Will Maule

3 Things Every Wife Should Do To Help Their Husbands Grow In Faith

Marriage should be an environment in which growth is actively encouraged. This is so vital in terms of spiritual health. Wives should seek to help their husbands grow in Christ, and vice versa. But how? Well, JB Cachila at Christian Today highlights three things wives can do in order to assist their husbands in developing in faith. 

1. Speak kindly to him
"In a world full of corrupt speech and negative talk, husbands long to have peace when they get home from work. Most of the time, however, nagging wives just make husbands want to stay out late or go straight to bed. Proverbs 21:19 says "It is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a contentious and angry woman." That is so true."

When we are gracious to each other, it fosters love, kindness and hope. These are all god things in helping your husband seek after Jesus! 

2. Treat him in a way that glorifies God
"Wives can also win their husbands to Christ and help him grow in his faith through her character. Peter says it perfectly in 1 Peter 3:1-2, saying:

"...you wives, be submissive to your own husbands, so that if any do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, as they see the purity and reverence of your lives."" 

When you treat someone well, you call the same out in that person, and encourage them to do the same. A mutual affection for one another should be central in any healthy marriage. 

3. Pray for him constantly
Prayer is such a fundamental element of t he Christian life, not least within marriages. Husbands will face trials and temptations, and should be covered in prayers of protection. Commit to praying for you husband every day, even if you are mad at him or just don't feel like it. You will see a remarkable change both in him and in yourself as you do so!



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