For Wives Only

(This was written by Frank Reed and originally posted here)

For Wives Only –
And for the girls who want to be –

Do you respect your husband?
Do you know that he is willing to die for you?
When he married you, he did die for you.
He died to his own dreams and plans.
He made you his dreams and plans.
You became his dreams and plans.
He welcomed you into God’s plans.
Is he your hero?
He should be.
He needs to be.
Are you living for him?
Do you respect him?
You need to.
He will die if you do not.

Jesus died for His Church.
What does His Church do?
His Church honors Him above all.
His Church follows Him.
His Church obeys Him.
His Church loves His word.
His Church submits to Him.
His Church makes Him to be her Lord.
His Church lives for Him.
His Church respects Him.

Wife, submit yourself to your own husband.
Because he has died for you.
Because he loves you.
Because the bride of Christ loves Christ and submits to Him.

For Husbands Only

(This was written by Frank Reed and originally posted here)

For Husbands Only –
And for the men who want to be –

If your wife committed a crime; would you do the time for her?
What if her crime was a capital offense?
What if her sentence was death?
Would you die for her?
What if the method of execution was crucifixion?
What would you do?
Meanwhile – Do you love your wife enough to live for her?

What did Jesus do?
His bride was guilty.
He died for her.
The method of execution was crucifixion.
He died for her.
He not only died.
He died an excruciating death.
For her.
And now – He lives for her today.

Husband, love your wife as Christ loved the Church
And gave Himself for her.

Out of His Side

According to commentator Matthew Henry, Eve was made by God “not out of [Adam’s] head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.”