Date: October 11, 1998

Series: Home Improvement

Speaker: Steve Hixon

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What's a Wife To Do?
God's Call to Live by Faith

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The Marriage “Falls” Apart (Genesis 3:16)
To the woman He said,
“I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”

The Wife of Wisdom (Proverbs 31)
“A wife of noble character, who can find?”

The “S” Word (Ephesians 5:21-25)
“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”

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Peterís Perspective (1 Peter 3:1-7)
Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives...
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

“Meet your responsibility and give your mate the freedom to meet his or hers. As husband and wife fulfill their Biblical responsibilities, love and submission intertwine. The result is an atmosphere of trust and security where both partners grow and mature as God intends.” -- Norman Wright

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