The issue of domestic abuse in marriages is becoming so rampant today. Some men are now unable to control their anger which has led them to beat their wives knowing that women are weaker vessels. Unfortunately, women are also guilty of these at times. However, in a post on NDEPO TV, Pastor Paul Enenche spoke about ‘The Responsibilities Of Marriage.’
He read the book of Ephesians 5:22, 25 which says, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.” He then said that man’s muscles are not meant to fight his wife but to fight for his wife; it is not to intimidate his wife but to accommodate her.
Marriage, he claims, is the legally or formally acknowledged union of two individuals, a man and a woman. It is just the status of being married. When a man marries, he gives up his father and mother in order to be with his bride (Genesis 2:24). It’s also important to remember that marriage was created by God (Genesis 2:18). As a result, marriage is not only authorized and recognized by humanity, but also by Divinity.
Marriage is now held accountable. The husband must be accountable to his wife, and the wife must be accountable to her husband. The truth is that you are supposed to relate to your spouse in the same way that Christ does with His Church. This is also true for singles who plan to marry in the future. When a lady meets her spouse, she should be thinking of Christ rather than the devil. The guy is not supposed to be a sign of tyranny to his wife or a depiction of immorality in the home.
However, today’s problem is that certain males, including Christians and church employees, are the lions of their families’ tribes. Their children and wives would begin to tremble when they returned home from work. This is clearly not from God.
Finally, he reaffirmed what he had said earlier “Your muscles are not designed to fight your wife, but to fight for her; they are not designed to scare her, but to accommodate her. Masculinity, like marriage, entails a certain amount of responsibility.”