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8 Great Ways to Honor Your Wife: How is Your Heart?

I am sharing “8 Greats” for how you, husbands, can honor your wives. Each day, I am giving men a new tool for your toolbox. God wants to give you simple solutions. We know this because Jesus says in Matthew 11:30, “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” If this is true, which we know it is, then we have to take him at his word. He came to set captives free (Isaiah 61:1). Here is today’s tool. Ask your wife this question often: “How is your heart?” After all, the heart of the matter is a matter of the heart. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” Everything flows from your heart. If your heart is broken or crushed, it will affect the rest of your life. Jesus furthers this teaching in Mark 7:20-23. He knew that what is inside a person will ultimately be what defiles them: “Evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.” Husbands, you may very well be the instrument God uses to unclog the well of your wife’s heart by asking this simple question. Try to figure out what is going on in your beloved’s heart. It may take some time, but remember, she is worth it. Listen to what she says. Take note. Then spend time together praying into what she shares. Pray Scripture over her that aligns with where her heart feels broken or crushed. Is coveting stuffed inside? Read Psalm 90:14. Envy? Try Proverbs 14:30. Slander? Read Proverbs 16:24. And so on and so forth. This will wash her with the water of the word (Ephesians 5:26). Asking this question, “How is your heart?” and responding with tenderness and the truths of God’s word will honor your wife. It will draw you two closer together as one flesh: the goal of all marriage!

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