Inside: Why should we encourage our husband’s spiritual leadership in the home? Every relationship is based on his faith and relationship with God.
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You need a present for someone special, but they are always so hard to buy for. You’ve been thinking, pouring over magazines and perusing the Amazon website and you still have no idea what to buy this person.
The gift-less person is your husband.
I don’t know about you but I want to buy my husband gifts that he wouldn’t necessarily spend the money for himself. I’m looking for gifts to grow him and encourage him as my husband, father and Christian man.
Husband’s Spiritual Leadership in the Home
The Bible clearly says the husband is to be the spiritual leader in the home in 1 Timothy 3. Our husbands are responsible to God for those under his care. Do you want to answer to God about this someday?
Let that sink in for a moment…
As wives, our expectations of how our husband does this job might result in unloving actions. Maybe we try to push them into a relationship with God that isn’t there, criticize their leadership or even expect that they should be at the same level of faith as us.
Do you drop hints or let unkind words from your mouth about this topic? Can I be honest? These words and hints move him more away from God then draw him near. Click To Tweet
Perhaps we never witnessed a godly couple encouraging each other in marriage. How a wife treats her husband affects every role in their family, including his spiritual leadership in the home.
29 Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
Our Husband’s Faith is His OwnThe truth is, your husband’s relationship with God is his relationship. We can’t force it or knock it. Click To Tweet
What we can do is bring our concerns to him like Esther did in the Bible. She arranged a banquet and got on her best clothes, loving gestures toward her husband, and then told her husband her concerns.
3 Queen Esther replied, “If I have found favor with the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my request, I ask that my life and the lives of my people will be spared. 4 For my people and I have been sold to those who would kill, slaughter, and annihilate us. If we had merely been sold as slaves, I could remain quiet, for that would be too trivial a matter to warrant disturbing the king” (Esther 7:3-4, NLT).
“Behind every great man, there’s a great woman.” ~Author Unknown
Encouraging our Husband’s Spiritual Leadership
How do we cheerlead our husband on in his spiritual growth?
- Wordlessly show Christ to him daily.
- Speak love to him and encourage him.
- Trust God to grow his relationship and faith.
- Offer patience to him in the growth process.
- Leave resources available to him to grow and learn more about Christ.
As our husband grows in faith, our marriage, parenting and all other relationships in his life get better. As you can see, becoming closer to Christ benefits everyone.
I’ve put together a gift guide to bless our husbands with resources to learn more about God and grow in faith. We can show our husband’s our concerns by lovingly blessing them with one of these gifts!
For my other gift guides: 10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Grieving Loved Ones
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