Get a Grip on Being a Husband-Part 3

Getting a Grip on Your Marriage-part 3

Ephesians 5:22-33    February 15, 2004

Seth Gatchell

A Husband’s Tender Love

Many men are aware of their need to make money, pay bills, even help out at home. But the man who is the cream of the crop knows the bigger game is meeting his wife’s                      needs.

A Tender Husband…

1. Helps Her Feel    Special    .

Ephesians 5:29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he nourishes and cherishes  it, just as Christ does the church.

A Tender Husband…

2. Understands    Her.

1 Peter 3:7 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.

Be considerate -

A Tender Husband…

2. Understands Her.

What does it mean to understand her?

 

A Tender Husband…

2. Understands Her.

Proverbs 18:2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.

A Tender Husband…

2. Understands Her.

What does it mean to understand her?

 

A Tender Husband…

2. Understands Her.

The language she ”hears” from you is your non-verbals.

A Tender Husband…

2. Understands Her.

The language she ”speaks” to you is her non-verbals.

A Tender Husband…

2. Understands Her.

Wives don’t feel understood by your  ”words” 

A Tender Husband…

2. Understands Her.

Your behavior, your manner, your mood, your non-verbals are the ”real” words. 

A Tender Husband…

3. Delights   in Her.

A Tender Husband…

3. Delights in Her.

Proverbs 5:18-19 May your fountain be blessed and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer—may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love.

A Tender Husband…

3. Delights in Her.

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately corrupt. Who can understand it?

A Tender Husband…

3. Delights in Her.

It is foolish to base your behavior and relational approach on your feelings.