Q & A

Category: Marriage

What does submission in marriage mean?

What does submission in marriage mean? The model for husband and wife relationships is found in Ephesians 5:25. Husbands are to love their wives as Christ loved the church and be willing to lay down their lives for them. So, it is a self-sacrificial love, and the husband should put the wife first and look out for her and protect her. In Ephesians 5:22, it says that wives are to be in submission to their husband, that does not mean that she is a doormat; it means that a woman is submitting to... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

How can I be a better husband?

How can I be a better husband? I guess my reputation for being a little on the verbose side, precedes me! Well, that’s okay. I think I can offer you a little advice that will go a long way. First, let me tell you that everything I’m going to say comes straight out of God’s Word. So, look up 1 Peter 3:7-10 and read on. Do you know what the human heart craves for more than anything else? Intimacy. Seek to be intimate with your wife verbally, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

How should my spouse and I handle disagreements?

How should my spouse and I handle disagreement? To answer this, let me give you three tips on what NOT to do. First, do not avoid the situation. When you stuff or repress unresolved conflict, your stomach keeps the score. “Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful” (Proverbs 27:6). Second, don’t practice appeasement. When one person gives in all the time, his or her heart becomes like a smoldering rag ready to be ignited by self-pity. Third, don’t... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

Do I have fighting with my spouse to look forward to?

Do I have fighting with my spouse to look forward to? I hope you knew this before you got married, but if you didn’t, it is still important to remember. Your spouse, no matter how wonderful they seemed during your courtship, is not perfect. Here’s some more news, neither are you. Young couples often go into marriage with unrealistic expectations. You will have disagreements and disappointments. But you can do some things to avoid serious problems. When you have problems, don’t ignore them,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

Should premarital counseling be mandatory?

Should premarital counseling be mandatory? Premarital counseling is receiving tremendous attention these days. Unfortunately, what some couples are seeking is legal counsel for a prenuptial agreement. While God’s instruction book has the guidelines for sustaining your marriage, man’s instruction books only have the guidelines for dissolving it. Young, starry-eyed couples think their love boat will be smooth sailing, but they abandon ship at the first sign of rough weather. Please acknowledge... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015