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We Need Strong Marriages Now More Than Ever

Ladies, we need strong marriages and families more than ever as the “birth pangs” Jesus spoke of during the last days increase in frequency and intensity.

I want to encourage Christian wives to do several things right now:

1. Do all you can on your end to be as close to the Lord as possible yourself. Be sensitive to God’s Word and His Spirit. Then you can be unshakeable!
2. Do everything in your power to honor and support your husband’s appropriate use of God-given leadership in your home for yourself and your children.
3. Treat your husband with respect out of reverence for the Lord. Invite God to help you.
4. Teach your children to honor their dad’s parental authority by honoring him as a father.
5. Pray fervently. Be spiritually alert.
6. Be ready to share the gospel with those who don’t know Jesus and to share the reason for your hope, peace, and joy in Christ.

Pray

Pray for our leaders in government, church, business, schools, and for our husbands to have God’s wisdom and leading. Pray for many people to come into the Kingdom of Christ through these trials. Pray for God to work to purify and refine our faith. Pray for God to empower us to be faithful and obedient to Him and to set godly examples for those around us.

Remember God is in control and He will accomplish His good purposes

We are witnessing a great increase in lawlessness and unrest. The Bible says that is how things will be in the last days before the rapture of the church and the 7-year Tribulation time. So this shouldn’t be a surprise, as sad as it is.

And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. Matt. 24:12

Matt. 24:12 (Please read Matt. 24, Luke 21, 2 Thess. 2)

God is still in control. His plan is falling into place. He has each of us here for such a time as this to be salt and light during this time. So our love doesn’t have to grow cold! It is a time to be strong and courageous, open to anything the Lord desires us to do.

As things are being shaken across our nation and around the world, we need strong families and strong marriages more than ever.

The enemy wants to tear us all apart and set us against each other. He wants to instill hatred, fear, and division.

Jesus offers love, unity, peace, joy, and healing.

Don’t allow your mind and your words to be tools in the hands of the enemy to tear down your husband and children or anyone else.

Be in tune with God!

Receive God’s love and truth in your own life. Then allow God to speak through you. Build up your husband and children. Speak life to them and to everyone around you.

God wants to use your husband to protect and lead you and your children at all times, but it is especially critical in times of distress. Be open to how the Lord may want to guide your family and to the way He may be leading your husband.

If you aren’t sure how to respect and honor your husband, I’d be glad to help.

You can search my blog categories for topics like respect, disrespect, biblical submission, and leadership.

Or you can check out my book, “The Peaceful Wife,” by April Cassidy.

NOTE: God never calls wives to respect a husband’s sin or to condone abuse. There are times we need to address our husband’s sin in ways that honor the Lord (Matt. 7:1-5, Matt. 18:15-17, Gal. 6:1-2). There are also times to witness without a word (1 Pet. 3:1-6). This requires the wisdom and discernment of the Holy Spirit.

Husbands are supposed to protect their wives and children, love them, treat them with honor, selflessly lead, and provide for them. If you or your children are not safe with your husband, please reach out for appropriate, experienced help.

8 thoughts to “We Need Strong Marriages Now More Than Ever”

    1. Judy,

      You are most welcome. When things are going well and times are easy, we may think we can get by with doing things our way. But in times of distress, we realize more than ever how important God’s design is.

      Much love!

  1. Excellent post April. It is such a good reminder for me at all times, but particularly now with all of the craziness around us. I really appreciate your dedication to marriages. God bless you and your family.

    1. Ashley Osier,

      I pray this will be a blessing to many marriages. We may need our husbands’ leadership and wisdom more than ever in the coming days.

      Thanks so much for the encouragement.

      May the Lord richly bless you and your family, as well.

      Much love in Christ!

  2. The longer that I am married, the more I realize how important it is to respect my husband’s decisions. Although we are in agreement with most of the decisions, sometimes I am not on board, and I realized the more that I challenge his final decision to provide adequately, the more it causes trouble between us. I am learning that in those particular times when I don’t agree with his decision, and I’ve already stated my case by merely suggesting that he consider my opinion, I leave the rest to God. I always reassure myself that for the 27 years weve been married, he has done an incredible job as the provider.

    1. jeannieremyministries,

      Love this! Thank you so much for sharing. I have learned the same thing. My particular husband has my best interests at heart. He would not purposely harm me. And I know that God can and will lead me through Greg as I trust the Lord to do so.

      Praising God for all He has done in your life and marriage for His glory!

  3. I recently heard of a sudden death, apparently a heart attack. It was a former classmate of mine, who was also the son of my boss at my part-time job as a teenager. He was 3 days older than me. Someone at our church also suddenly died, apparently of a heart attack. The surviving wife was several years younger than her husband and she is my husband’s age. So both my husband and I have had a death of someone our age or the spouse of someone our age. It makes you realize how much you should treasure your time together. You never know when it may end.

    1. Chris,
      I am so very sorry to hear this sad news about these two precious men. You are so right, each day is a gift. We don’t know how many more we have together. I long for us all to live without regrets. I have heard from several readers, some of them quite young, who were widowed unexpectedly. They were so thankful they had read about marriage and decided to treat their husbands with respect and honor so they didn’t have regrets. One began reading my blog 3 months before her husband died. The other about 1 year or two.

      We don’t know what will happen in the next 5 minutes, even. So may we live every day to the fullest for God loving Him and loving others.

      Praying for you, your husband, and the families of these who have passed away that the Lord may comfort all of you and be glorified even in this time.

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