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8 Great Ways to Honor Your Wife: Share Your Heart

We are looking at 8 great ways husbands can honor their wives. I want every husband to have a large assortment of tools that he can use to strengthen closeness with his wife. Today’s tool: share your heart! As you practice asking yesterday’s question to your beloved, “How is your heart?”, make sure you share your heart with her as well. There is nothing that a wife hates more than to feel like she is being transparent with a husband who seemingly doesn’t struggle with a thing. Husbands, don’t stuff your feelings. It’s not good for you, it’s not good for your health, it’s not good for your marriage. It stifles honor! Genesis 2:18 says, “Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone: I will make him a helper fit for him.’” The word here for helper is “ezer.” Your wife is designed to be your helper. But she can’t be that for you if you don’t let her. Tell her what you need. Expect her to respond with help. You two are meant to complement each other. The Bible is full of verses that speak to the power of two and of living out the Gospel with another. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10a says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow.” Proverbs 27:17 says, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” James 5:16 says, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.” You two are stronger together than you are apart. Ask her to share her heart. Share yours. Pray for one another. Yes, even if it feels uncomfortable. Nothing is easy when you first begin, but over time you will find it much easier to share with one another and pray for each other. And the most amazing reality will occur; the two become one!

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