What happens when a husband fails to lead his home spiritually?
What’s a wife to do?
Spiritual leadership is a direct charge to husbands from God.
The Bible says
And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything. Ephesians 5:21-24
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them” Colossians 3:18-19).
God wants husbands to love their wives and set the tone and pace in marriage. But husbands are human..sometimes they fail.
Also, as a wife, you may have a different understanding of what spiritual leadership looks like in marriage.
When a wife feels like her husband has dropped the leadership ball, she can do these two things.
1. She may need to step back and study her husband. Figure out if he’s indeed leading but in his own way.
1. If he has indeed dropped the ball, she needs to fan her own relationship with God. Not nag him, complain and get upset at God. Just because your beloved is not relating with God or taking charge in marriage does not mean your own relationship with God should likewise die.
This week and instead of my usual written blog post, I have a new video up on my You-Tube channel! I am fleshing out spiritual leadership and the above points.
Come on over and take a look! (Click here to watch the video on You Tube if the video is not displaying below)
Remember to leave me a comment on the video, let me know what you think? How can a wife fan her own relationship with God when her husband isn’t leading in marriage? Also, remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel and share the video!
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