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8 Great Ways to Honor Your Wife: Be a Guardian and a Gardener

Husbands, I am spending these two weeks focused on you. I want you to walk away with 8 great, practical ways to honor your wives and help your marriage be all that God wants it to be. We live in a world where marriages are falling apart. But God has given us tools to cultivate strong and lasting marriages. He wants to see healthy homes that are glorifying God together! Here is today’s tool for you, husbands: Be a guardian and a gardener. You are a GUARDIAN. Called by God to protect your home from evil influences. From people to social media to television shows to movies to music, there are destructive forces in the world that want to destroy your family and defile the name of God. You must ask yourself regularly, “Does this bring glory to God the Father or does it curse his name?” If it doesn’t praise Jesus and bring glory to the Father, call it out and cut it off! Lukewarm Christianity is not acceptable in God’s eyes. In fact, Revelation 3:16 says, “So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” God is very serious about holiness. As the guardian of your home, husbands, build and walk your family’s wall. Watch for danger. Make sure it’s protected at all times. When something is not right, speak up! Fight for your family’s health and safety. And give your wife the freedom to do so as well. You are also a GARDENER. Sprinkle healthy nutrients into your family’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Tend to the needs of each person’s heart. Make sure grace is in place. Make sure love conquers all. Forgive. Ask for forgiveness. Speak words of encouragement and hope. Show a spirit of perseverance. Be the spiritual leader of your home. What does this mean? Simply initiate spiritual health and life. Initiate prayer. Lead the way in having your family worship together both in the home and at church. And as your wife sees you doing this, she will feel honored and you’ll become one!

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