Summary: God surprises us by telling us that husbands, not wives, set the tone emotionally and spiritually for their homes.

A Family You Can’t Wait to Come Home To

(Part 1—Husbands)

Likewise, ye husbands,

dwell with them according to knowledge,

giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel,

and as being heirs together of the grace of life;

that your prayers be not hindered.

1 Peter 3:7

Husbands, love your wives,

even as Christ also loved the church,

and gave himself for it

Ephesians 5:25

We must love our wives

(and honor the other important women in our lives).

Spend Time With Her “dwell with them”

Close companionship; deep-down togetherness

Husbands are to initiate the action and encourage the process of developing this type of friendship

Know Her “according to knowledge”

Knowing our wives includes:

Her fears and cares

Her thoughts and dreams

It calls for a sensitive spirit, willing:

To be involved

To communicate

Honor Her “giving honour to the wife”

“Assign” your wife a place of high honor

Make certain she knows clearly you honor her