The Narrow Road
By Marilynn Chadwick
I believe most women truly desire to respect their husbands. And most men want to be honored and respected by their wives. So why do we as women sometimes become controlling, or worse yet, critical of our husbands?
Perhaps you’ve struggled with this tension in your marriage. I think we’d agree that honor in the marriage relationship is a good thing. And deep down inside, we instinctively know that it just plain feels right to respect our husbands – to believe the best about them.
In Genesis 2:18, God created us to be our husband’s helper, or ezer, a source of rock-like strength and support. But we can also choose to use that ezer strength to work against our husband, robbing him of strength and confidence.
I’ve wondered whether we’ve lost sight of the importance of respecting our husbands? Perhaps a lack of honor could be at the core of many divorces.
Honor doesn’t just happen. It goes against the grain of our culture. Disrespect, on the other hand, takes very little energy. It’s the path of least resistance. Honor is a narrow road. It requires strength and intentionality.
Dare to take the first step by honoring your husband even before he honors you. I once heard a bit of common-sense wisdom about marriage that went something like this: “Don’t be afraid to be the one who loves the most.” The same could be said of honor. Don’t be afraid to be the one who honors the most.
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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