By David Chadwick
The word honor has become missing in action in the English vocabulary. Oh, yes, there is “honor among thieves.” The Boy Scouts still begin their pledge with, “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty.” Some schools still emphasize an honor code.
But in reality, the word honor isn’t much talked about today.
I think it’s time to reclaim honor – especially in marriage.
A husband should honor his wife (1 Peter 3:7). In this verse, Peter says that the wife is to be treated as a “weaker vessel.” I don’t think Peter is using this phrase to express inferiority at all, but rather is describing a fine, priceless piece of pottery, like porcelain.
In the New Testament, the Greek word translated “honor” is timen. It means to prize, esteem, or respect someone.
Husbands, is this how you treat your wife? Do you honor her in every possible way?
If husbands would reclaim the word honor in marriage, marriages would become much stronger.
And we husbands would be able to cry out with Solomon, “A man’s greatest treasure is his wife” (Proverbs 18:22 CEV).
Recover the lost art of honor – and improve your relationships!
Strong, healthy relationships require honor –because people must treat each other with respect in order to develop trust and love. That’s why the Bible commands us to honor our brothers and sisters in Christ.
But that’s not always easy – especially when others frustrate us.
We want to help you improve your relationships – including your marriage – with The Lost Art of Honor, a new CD series from David and Marilynn Chadwick.
This powerful, four-part series will teach you…
- What the Bible says about honoring each other
- Practical ways to show honor to those around you
- How to cultivate a culture of honor
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