The thing with marriage is you can always do this without prior training or briefings. Your parents might have told you their experience but you can never be prepared once you already head a household. Are you struggling to fill your role as the husband? Perhaps you are now disillusioned on how marriage turned out since this is not rosy and all. We do not assure that it will be easy, but we have Christian husband responsibilities you should follow as your guide.
You are A Spiritual Leader
A husband is not required to be a theologian but he must lead his home to Jesus Christ. Read the Bible and pray together. Have some time for the two of you to sing and praise the Lord. It can be as simple as going to church together every Sunday. Then your commitment to God can go deeper later. Remember that you are the catalyst to make your daily devotions a regular thing in the house.
You Put God First
Being in love with your wife is a good thing. However, putting her as the center of your world can be a devastating thing. Caring what makes her happy instead of God’s will is dangerous. You are treating her as an idol than your wife. Well, I guess it is understandable that it is hard to calm an angry wife. God does not sulk in His room either. Yet you must realize that your marriage is empty without God’s blessing.
You are A Humble Husband
Feminists are putting convincing arguments nowadays regarding the role of husbands and wife in a family. This is because many husbands are now getting too dictatorial in household decisions while neglecting their basic duties. Never be too proud despite the fact God has appointed you to lead home. You are expected to be selfless and Christ-like to your wife.
You are A Brave Man
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong” as Corinthians 16:13 says. It does not mean you will act like a mob but you should stand with household decisions when you need to. Your fear of God gives you the clearance of mind that you will not be afraid with anything else as long you are doing the right thing.
You Provide Means to Your Family
Even non-Christians believe that a husband should provide things for his family. You are expected to plan things ahead in your house. From financial to spiritual needs, a husband should provide these to his wife and the kids. Your wife is not just a bystander though. She will help managing the time and the budget for the household.
The Bible is strict in this sense. Husbands who cannot provide in normal scenarios are treated as worse than pagans. Well, I know you do not want to have that image, aren’t you?
You Love Her according to the Bible
Ask God what kind of love you should give. Your relationship with her is the most important bond with a human you can have on Earth. Moreover, your treatment to your wife reflects as the kind of Christian you are. Give way if you must, as long as it makes her happy in a godly way. As Colossians 3:19 says, you must love your wife and do not be harsh with her.
Fulfill these Christian husband responsibilities and you are up to a stronger marriage. Again, you can never have a perfect journey but following these is all worth it in the end.
“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,” – Ephesians 5:25.