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  • Writer's pictureDavid and Marilynn Chadwick

8 Great Ways to Honor Your Wife: Trust Her Gut

As we are coming off Valentine’s Day, where commercialized love is rampant, I want to teach you principles for developing biblical love and honor within a marriage. I love pithy statements that help to easily remember things. Marilynn and I have found the term “8 Great” to be a very easy way to remember Godly principles for different areas of life. Over the next two weeks, I want to share 8 Great Ways to Honor Your Wife. Each day, I am going to give you, husbands, a new tool that you can put in your tool belt. Different situations require different tools and my prayer is that you will become more equipped to lead and love your wife with HONOR. Here is the first tool: trust her gut! It’s almost as if wives have been given an early warning radar system by God. They can sense danger for their husbands from a mile away. Genesis 2:24 says, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” As two become one, a wife’s heart increasingly feels for her husband’s heart. And wants his heart to be completely protected. I have so many examples of times I can look back on and see that Marilynn was exactly correct in her intuitions about certain situations and people. If I had listened to her more carefully, I could have avoided some pain. My Marilynn’s prayer walk is deep and rich. I can trust she is hearing God’s voice (John 10:27). And like God, I know she is FOR me (Romans 8:31). Husbands, listen to your wives. Honor her warnings. It will greatly aid in you both becoming one.

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