It is no rocket science that the world we live in now is a global village- thanks to the internet. The influence of culture mix and exposure to foreign cultures might make someone believe that some preferences found in people will change if one is able to justify the superiority of some cultural practices over the other.
Preferences that has to do with dressing, speaking and even food has been discovered to hugely influence but some preferences will not just change in your spouse, no matter where and how they are raised or exposed to foreign culture, most especially to the married.
The scriptures will not deceive you, regardless of what you choose to believe. I will just re-emphasize few relevant preferences to the husband and the wife as they have been clearly stated in the scriptures.
1. Husbands will always prefer their wives to respect and obey them:
1Pet 3:1 (GW) Wives, respect and obey your husbands in the same way. Then the husbands who do not obey the word of God will want to know God. They will want to know God because their wives live good lives, even though they say nothing about God.
Please be constantly aware as a wife that your husband will always hold high his preference for your respect and obedience. It will be unwise of a wife to choose things that will mean disrespect to your husband.
A wife is expected to find out what makes the husband feel respected and stick to it. E.g Mr Fash told Mrs. Fash not to talk in a particular manner to him as he feels disrespected when she does it, but Mrs. Fash sees nothing wrong in correcting her husband right there. The husband will not give up his preference for respect.
2. Wives will always require husbands to show love:
Eph 5:25, 28 (MSG) Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—And that is how husbands ought to love their wives. They’re really doing themselves a favor—since they’re already “one” in marriage. –
Your wife will never be tired of you showing love to her as she will always need you to show her that you love her.
3. Words will always matter to your wife:
Prov 15:4 (GNT) Kind words bring life, but cruel words crush your spirit.
Words are powerful, especially kind words. They determine how your wife will react to issues and she will always react when situations make you speak unkindly to her.
So men should be mindful at times when issues make them speak unkindly to their wives.
4. Your husband will always make a big deal out of jeru trip
Proverbs 5:19 (MSG) Lovely as an angel, beautiful as a rose – don’t ever quit taking delight in her body. Never take her love for granted!
The man is expected to be ravished and satisfied by what the wife possesses, so the wife should not be overly surprised or wish that she can change how the husband feels about jeru trip.
It is only wise that we understand how to major in the things that really matter to our marriages.
May our homes be blessed.
CONFESSION FOR TODAY
I am a wise spouse.
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Holy spirit, help me to focus on what matters to my spouse.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Do all that is needful to keep your spouse loved.
ACTION POINT FOR TODAY
Do more of your wife’s preferences
BIBLE READING FOR TODAY
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