Leadership in dating christian
In fact, 1 Timothy 5:8 says if a man fails to provide for his household, he is worse than a pagan.
That’s not the kind of reputation I want to have in the community.
But God reminds me, “You do the right thing, even if for the moment it doesn’t make her happy.” Your wife probably came into the marriage with some idealized image of the two of you beginning each day around the breakfast table with some fresh-squeezed orange juice, doing devotions together.
She imagined you leaving for work and saying, “I’ll be back this evening, and we can have devotions again.” About a month into the marriage, your wife was probably thinking, “What happened?
Men may be called by God to lead their wives, but our leadership should be selfless.
Philippians 2:3 says, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves” (New International Version).
First Corinthians gives a clear definition of biblical masculinity: “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.” Before we can be godly husbands, we must be men of courage.
That’s because God has used our relationship with each other more than anything else to make us more like Christ. For me, it often means placing her needs ahead of my own.And it means that I will still sacrifice for her even when we disagree. Remember the little line in the marriage vow, “Forsaking all others, until death do us part”? Moody summed it up best: “If I want to find out whether a man was a Christian, I wouldn’t go to a minister; I’d go and ask his wife.” This past May, Mary Ann and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in Maui, Hawaii.The surroundings were incredible, but really we were just happy to be together.