What does the Bible say about how to treat your wife?
Did you know that there are Biblical commands for husbands about how to treat and love their wives? Husbands have responsibilities to love and honor their wives and we would like to help you to understand that through the references from Holy Scripture:
Ephesians 5:25 – Love your wife as Christ loved the Church.
This means that you should be willing to risk your life to help or save your wife. Christ’s love for the church is without limits; nothing is held back. He gave His life for the church – before we loved Him. “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” His love does not depend on your love for Him; His love is unconditional. Under God’s leadership and help- love your wife as a service–as giving your life to God. Loving your wife is to be your primary duty as a husband.
Ephesians 5:28-33 – Love your wife in the same way that you love your body and your life.
Your wife’s needs whether they are financial, physical, emotional or spiritual, must receive your full attention. Feel your wife’s pain and illnesses and rejoice in her health and happiness as if her life were your own.
I Peter 3:7 – Be considerate as you live with your wife, with respect.
The Bible says that if we neglect this command, our prayers will not be heard. To be considerate means to quit any irritating habits! When your wife needs help be there for her, show your love to her and always be considerate of her needs and wants.
Colossians 3:19 – Do not be harsh with your wife.
Women sometimes are more sensitive than men, so realize that harsh words, angry looks, irritated tones of voice and impatience will deeply affect your wife. Remember that she is a precious gift that God has given you and always be thankful for her.
Proverbs 5:18 – Rejoice in your wife all your life.
Proverbs 5:20 – Do not be captivated by other women.
A man should not be interested in other women when he has a wife. A husband should be fully satisfied with his wife’s company. If a man can ask for God´s help he can discover the true beauty of his wife’s personality. This is the true spirit of being captivated by your wife.
Proverbs 31:28-29 – Call your wife ‘blessed’ and praise her.
Compliment your wife and make her feel special, she is greater than any other woman on earth.
Hebrews 13:4 – Honor your marriage; keep it pure by remaining true to your wife in every way.
Jesus says that “lustful looks are adultery.”(Matthew 5:28) This is similar to “where your treasure is, there will your heart be also…”(Luke 12:34). Do not treasure such lust in any area of life. Deny it access to you heart. Keep your marriage pure by training your heart and eyes to be true to your wife. Your marriage will reap huge benefits if you do so and will hopefully last for a lifetime!
Proverbs 18:22 – Be thankful for your wife and realize the favor you have received from God.
Just think of how lonely you would be without a wife. Adam was incomplete so God gave him a wife. You have a lifetime companion and a friend every day. Thank God for this and pray for her daily.
Matthew 19:5 – Be one flesh with your wife in every way.
Try to maintain the spark in your marriage and work together as a team. Your wife is more important than anything or anyone alive except Jesus Christ. Be unified and one with your wife. Amen.