In order for husbands to know their wives better, they need to know both about women in general and their woman (you) in particular. You see, ladies, sometimes your very patterns of behavior totally confuse a man, especially when he thinks he has you figured out.
Like, take an average trip to Wal*Mart. I was sent to go pick up the yogurt for the week. Knowing that Virtuous Blonde has mentioned in the past that she likes Key Lime Pie Yogurt, I pick up a bunch– thinking that I’ve gotten her favorite kind to eat.
After getting home and eating them for a few days, I begin to wonder why she was eating the yogurt I picked out for myself since there are still more Key Lime Pie Yogurts in the refrigerator. It turns out that she really doesn’t like those anymore– but unlike my computer that notifies me that an update is available, she didn’t tell me.
Back to roles, since it’s important for Husbands and Wives to know their Biblical roles, Lou Priolo has a chart, which I will condense here:
|Woman’s Role / Responsibility||Scripture Reference|
|To be a suitable helper||Genesis 2:18|
|To be submissive to her husband||Ephesians 5:22|
|To glorify her husband||1 Corinthians 11:7-9|
|To reverence her husband||Ephesians 5:33|
|To adorn herself with a meek and quiet spirit||1 Peter 3:3-4|
|To be pure and respectful in her conduct||1 Peter 3:2|
|To be wise and kind in word (and heart)||Proverbs 31:26|
|An Older Woman is:
|A younger woman is:
He then goes on to list a woman’s makeup:
|Characterological Make-up||Scripture Reference|
|She was made out of man||1 Corinthians 11:8|
|She was made for man||1 Corinthians 11:9|
|She was made after man||1 Timothy 2:13|
|She has a penchant to control her husband||Genesis 3:16|
|She is more easily deceived||1 Timothy 2:14|
|She is to view herself as a bodily member and her husband as her head||Ephesians 5:23|
Whew, there’s a lot in the Scripture about you ladies!
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