Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Ephesians 5: 21~24(via the Message)
Out of respect for Christ, be courteously reverent to one another.
Wives, understand and support your husbands in ways that show your support for Christ. The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing. So just as the church submits to Christ as he exercises such leadership,
wives should likewise submit to their husbands.

The Number One need of a man is:

Eph 5 tells us to honor our husbands
as if "to the Lord"
even if your husband is not acting
"Lordly" (lol)
His actions are not your responsibility..
We are directed by the scriptures as wives
how we are to act..

We should never compare our husbands by other people in our lives
or even worse by what you see on television.
(which thrives on disrespect and demeaning)

Allow your husband to be human.
We are an equals , in our relationships
and you have every right to voice your opinion in LOVE.
But remember that your husband is NOT GOD.
He is Human,
 he had needs, desires, feeling,
worries, concerns and is sometimes just bogged
down the the world and its demands.

Gen 2:18
The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.
I will make a helper suitable for him

God design for us is to come to him in prayer for our husbands.
We are to be his Helper.
What better way to help our husband than
to go to the father in love for the them..
And who knows him better than the wife who God make suitable for him..
We are to partner with the Holy Spirit in Prayer for our husbands
and show him Love and Honor.

We will not always agree with our husbands
on everything he says and does..
(just as they will not always agree with us )
But allow him to be Human.
Trust in Gods Plan for our lives.
Come to the Lord in Prayer for your
Husband and for your Marriages.
And partner with the Holy Spirit
(the original Helper)
to honor your marriage covenant..

 dont forget that our grown boys
desire Honor as well..
As their mothers let us show them
honor in example of how one day
their Helper(wife) will also honor them.


Marsha Young said...

Aren't we glad that God also honors us "helpers". :)

Of course, sometimes we are tempted to "over help" - but that usually creates more problems than it solves.

Have a wonderful day. ...Marsha

Charma said...

You are RIGHT ON, today friend. Straight to what I need to hear. I appreciate your blogs, both of them.

Kathryn Ross said...

Karen - Thanks for visiting me in my world at The Writer's Reverie. Blessings on you and your Heart of the Home ministry as well as your Sweet Tea inspirational ministry. Being a blogging novice just these past four months, I am elated to be meeting so many lovely ladies in the Lord - the encouragement and inspiration! What a wonderful testimony you have in relation to women and marriage. God is good!
Joy to you!
Miss Kathy at The Writer's Reverie

Gayle said...

Great post, and oh, so true.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Great post...and yes our sons also...I have really needed to be reminded of that with my three adult sons and the fourth on his way to adulthood.
Thanks for the reminder on our husbands also...I always need to be stopped in my tracks and put back on the right track in the area of marriage...even after 31 years the enemy will come in if we don't stand guard

Sue said...

AWESOME! post Karen. as always such a blessing.

Jill said...

I'm passing along the Versatile Blogger Award to you....because you have one very ♥sweet♥ blog! =)

Cherie Hill said...

Great post sister . . . it's so amazing, everyday that I have a glass of sweet tea I think of you and pray for you . . . I love it!!!
Hoping all is going well with you . . . wondering how life is going and if you're settling in God's peace!
Love to you!

Nicole said...

Great post Karen!!! Why did it take me so long to figure this out!?!?! I thank God that He helped me to see the way He wants me to be, the way He wants me to treat my husband and the way that He see's him!

Camille said...

Lovely post Karen! May the LORD indeed help us truly to honour our husbands with HIS strength and grace. How wonderful it is to have the LORD in our marriages...HE alone is worthy of all our praise and adoration...and HE is able to help us obey HIS commands...for HIS glory!

Many blessings to you!

Kathy S. said...

What would I do without my men...(husband and son)...
AND what would they do without their helper? ;)

God's ways are good...great post!

Diana Ferguson said...

Hi! Just popped over from another site. So enjoyed your "Honor" post. Blessings to you from Texas.