“Woman was taken out of man; not out of his head to top him, nor out of his feet to be trampled underfoot; but out of his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved”. – Matthew Henry
1 Peter 3:7 (KJV)
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
1 Peter 3:7 (ISV)
In a similar way, you husbands must live with your wives in an understanding manner, as with a most delicate partner. Honor them as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing may interfere with your prayers.
It’s beautiful to be a woman, permit me to say not because I’m one but for the obvious reason first and foremost that we had to be created by God for the sole purpose of being a helper. A man needs a woman’s help to be what God wants him to be. Even Jesus and Paul who never married were helped by woman to succeed in their endeavours. I believe that Adam’s creation is a reflection of God’s strength, vigor, power, wisdom and all, while Eve’s creation is a reflection of God’s love and emotional character. The world would have been so incomplete and dry if not for the presence of woman. The wisdom of God in creating women is so vast that it cannot be fully grasped. Women are the exact opposite of men in many ways. Women are emotional beings as they operate from the state of their hearts and that’s why most times they are the ones who get so depressed when there is a broken relationship. Different things can eventually cause a relationship to be broken and because some men do not understand the make up of women, they cause further damages to them.
A woman was created to be loved. She was created to receive love in order for her to be at her best optimal behaviour. When a woman isn’t getting enough love and affection, it is most times easy to trace the origin of her misdeeds. For a relationship to be at its best, both parties have got to really understand their different individual dynamics, the way each is divinely crafted and the reason why they do the things they do. Men have got to put some things about women at the forefront of their minds. For example, men have to understand that a woman is naturally designed to be a multiplier. She can give you a large version of tiny things you give to her. She can triple anything you give or do to her. She reproduces for a man what he sends to her, whether love, care, compassion or otherwise. Women weren’t made to compete with men in any way, they were made to complete men in every way. I have heard some men make complains that women are not so knowledgeable and intelligent, that all they want to do is to get into relationships and to be loved. Well, the person who makes such complains is the one who has not understood the purpose for the creation of women because I guess the reason why she was made answers all that to a great extent even though all those claims are not correct.
Men, you can make your woman become whatever you want her to be. When you become her encourager and backbone. She needs you. Give her all the love and support she needs consistently rather than tear her spirit down by complaining of her poor sides and weaknesses. Tell her she’s special and that you cherish her because she can make your life a whole lot better. She really can. As today’s opening verse admonishes, treat her according to knowledge. This means you should not just treat her anyhow. She’s a little different from you. Learn about her and tenderly show some regard for the fact that she’s different. Love is the language a woman so understands. Do not damage her self esteem. Make her know you honour her. Love her so much that she’s at her best with you. She’s delicate. Treat her as such. Handle her with care. She’s a co-sharer with you of the gracious gift of life. What the Bible is saying here is that you’re not better than she is, so, treat her as equally important. To the women, you can be much better than you are now even as you choose to discover and develop yourselves in the light of God’s Word alone. Do not define yourself by the lies of the world. Only God can show you your true uniqueness and help you fully express it.. Be the best you have been created to be.
Keep Loving, Keep Living……………………LOVE ISSUES
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