In the beginning, God made them male and female, the man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, the two shall become one flesh; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate.
EPHESIANS 5:33 . . . let the wife see that she respects and
reverences her husband -- that she notices him, regards him, honors him, prefers
him, venerates and esteems him; and that she defers to him, praises him, and
loves and admires him exceedingly.
Do not belittle, criticize, put down, and nag your husband.
1 TIMOTHY 3:11 Likewise their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.
Encourage your husband and build them up with their words
1 TIMOTHY 2:9-10 ...in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves
in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold
or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing
godliness, with good works.
While not wrong to try and look your best, remember the most important is
your "inner beauty," the fruit of the spirit and the glow of God's presence.
DO NOT DIVORCE
1 CORINTHIANS 7:39 A wife is bound by law as long as her husband
lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she
wishes, only in the Lord.
Divorce is no real solution. It will only substitute a new set of miseries
for the ones left behind. God's best is for you to overcome the problems with
DO NOT DEPRIVE
1 CORINTHIANS 7:2-5 Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let
each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Let
the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife
to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but
the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own
body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another except with consent
for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come
together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of
Withholding physical intimacy from your husband as a way of punishment or
revenge is wrong. God desires for you to be a giver as His representative -- and
overcome evil with good.
COLOSSIANS 3:18 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in
To submit does not mean to be a doormat. Or, to obey any order no matter what
it is. Submitting is really the opposite of rebelling. Submission is an attitude of
respect -- not necessarily outward obedience.
Taken from the firstname.lastname@example.org