“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.”
If every couple preparing to marry, memorized these words; spoke them on their wedding day and vowed to live by those same, simple words, there would, undoubtedly, be fewer divorces and happier marriages. kqd
1 Corinthians 11:2-3
2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
It is important that the husband has headship in the family, not that the woman is inferior – she just has a different position, the same that Christ has to the Father.
One of the most troublesome doctrines of the satanic Women’s Movement, is the idea that marriage is a 50/50 proposition. That would mean, the marriage has two heads – and that is monstrous.
Not only is it monstrous, it is self-destructive.
Lovely words! What really helped me in my marriage early on was the old fashioned word for love in the King James bible, “charity.” We think of charity as being about donating money or clothing or something, but it’s actually “benevolent goodwill and generosity.” Terrible thing to admit, but I actually had to learn how to be charitable towards my husband.
“Love” these days is all about romance and Hallmark cards, a bit more self absorbed and feeling good about ourselves. The concept of being charitable towards a spouse, accommodating, forgiving, sacrificing, has gotten a bit lost in the process.
I agree. It took many “me generation ” mistakes in my marriage too, before I realized that Amy Carmichael, who was a Christian missionary in the late 1800s was right when she wrote, “You can give without loving but you cannot love without giving.”