Wives Respect Your Husbands


Eph 5:22-24 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

Eph 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Col 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

1Pet 3:1,2 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.

submit = hupotasso
reverence = phobeo {fob-eh'-o} 5399

It is natural for our flesh to do and feel the opposite of God's will, as we are naturally rebellious and sinful. We fear the things we shouldn't and don't fear the things we should. We respect and honor the things which are shameful and we put to shame those whom we should honor and respect. And if I may be allowed to make some generalizations from a man's point of view: Though women are given a role of submission in the marriage relationship, actually men are much better at it. If you put a bunch of men together, they'll develop a vertical authoritative hierarchy - the military being an example. But if you put a bunch of women together, they'll develop a committee. Men tend to be better at accepting commands than women. And this is the primary manner in which submission is practiced: BY OBEYING COMMANDS. This is how love is practiced in vertical relationships by those under authority, as Jesus said:
Which develops intimacy:

The Practice of Respecting Husbands: Some Advice for Wives

Some Don'ts:

Some Do's:

The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources

Edition: Jul 29,2015