A Wife’s Needs

1 Peter 3:7

According to 1 Peter 3:7, your wife needs some things from you as a husband.  Let’s look at what those are.

Dwell with them according to knowledge

  • Know your wife –
    • difficult for men b/c you aren’t wired relationally, empathetically
    • difficult for men b/c you don’t think like she thinks
    • Empathy – Hebrews 2:17-18 – Christ-likeness
  • Know something about her chemistry
  • Your wife wants you to understand her

Giving honor unto the wife

  • Value your wife – God says she is priceless
  • Recognize her God-given place in the home

As unto the weaker vessel

  • 1 Timothy 2:13-15
    • Not necessarily physical, although that’s generally true.
    • Not mental.
    • this is a spiritual weakness that translates into more opportunity for deception
  • How can I be a help to my wife?
    • She doesn’t need your bitterness when she wants to pull her hair out, she needs your understanding
    • She needs to know she’s not the only one going crazy sometimes
  • Husband, it’s your job to provide strength through
    • Understanding
    • Spiritual leadership
    • Emotional understanding

As being heirs together of the grace of life

  • Together – what you do, you do together
  • Too common today are the husbands and wives who live separate lives but share a home
  • You were husband and wife before you were mom and dad –