“Love and marriage, love and marriage
They go together like a horse and carriage
This I tell you, brother
You can’t have one without the other”
This lyrics are infamous for almost anybody that lived through the 80’s and 90’s all because of the television sitcom, Married with Children. Fun fact, did you know that the song was originally sung by Frank Sinatra?
Even though the sitcom depicted marriage as a joke between Peg and Al Bundy, the sad truth is that many marriages resemble these television characters. Because they make fun of each other, lie to each other, and fight with each other.
This is not the type of marriage that Lord intended between man and wife. The Bible lays out for us a picture of what a marriage should look like. There is a natural order for marriage:
If this order is out of balance and priorities are wrong then the marriage suffers. Much of the time, both spouses are acting out of order and often the wife or husband pursue selfish desires that take them out of the umbrella of God’s protection.
And since we are learning about Biblical womanhood and Christian homemaking, I am specifically referring to wives for the purpose of this study.
CHAPTER 5: GOODNESS AND CHARITY
This chapter was an excellent read for women. It takes you step by step through how you can let go of selfish desires and put your husband first. It also shows you how to replace negative thinking with Scriptural truths.
Please join me in the group for our discussion on this chapter.
Eye for Eye
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
Love for Enemies
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighborand hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:38-48