How to be a good spouse

Wisdom from the Proverbs
Our happiness in this life is greatly affected by how successful we are in our marriage relationships. Even our usefulness to the Lord is affected by the relationship husbands and wives have to one another; e.g., a husband’s prayers can be hindered by his treatment of his wife. (Source: Proverbs and the Christian) (1 Pet 3:7 NIV)  Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. How to be a good wife Proverbs 31 10  A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. 11  Her husband has full confidence in her and…
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Lessons from Bible Characters
His story is told in 1 Samuel 13—31. He is also mentioned in 2 Samuel 9. Had boldness because he concentrated on God. 1 Sam 14:6  "Let’s go across to see those pagans," Jonathan said to his armor bearer. "Perhaps the Lord will help us, for nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!" Jonathan was not afraid of his problems because he believed that God is able to help him no matter what the odds. If God is to intervene in our situation, we must not doubt. If we doubt, we are hindering God from doing His work. But before Jonathan said, by "nothing can hinder the Lord", he precedes it with an interesting remark, "Perhaps the Lord will…
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Portraits of Christ
In the New Testament, Jesus referred to Himself as the Bridegroom in response to the questions posed by the disciples of John the Baptist. (Mat 9:15 NIV)  Jesus answered, "How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast. The Revelator John describes the church as a bride dressed beautifully for her Husband. (Rev 21:2 NIV)  I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. The theme of God being our Husband and Bridegroom is echoed throughout the Old Testament as well. (Hosea 2:19 NIV)  I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you…
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