Simple Family Part 3 “Simple Wives”

Simple Family – Part 3

Simple Wives

Though the circumstances and situations of the family may change, God’s ___________ for the family has not changed.

The challenge for us is to ______________ the challenge from God….to function in the way that God has designed, even at a time when culture seeks to ________________ any such design.

The role of a wife and mother has come under _____________ perhaps more than any other family position.

I would like wives to be _______________ about their God-given roles in marriage.

The word SURE combines two key words for wives…______________ and _________________.

Ephesians 5:22-24

22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

Many find it perplexing that the word of God calls wives to submission while the followers of Jesus have been responsible for much of the _________________ of women in society.

Submission is a reference to _______________ or ________________; not ________________ or _______________.

In many organizations _________________ is required.

A marriage is _________________ when both husbands and wives fulfill their God-given roles.

Submission is ____________, not ______________.

In the marriage relationship the husband is         compared to _______________ and the wife, the             _____________.

Jesus _______________ that we submit to Him.

Another important role for the wife is to _________________ her husband.

Ephesians 5:33

33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

The deepest need for a man is _____________, not _______.

Men desire respect, even if they don’t _______________ it.

            1 Peter 3:1-2

3 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.

            As wives respect husbands, husbands ___________              ___________ to their wives.

A refusal to submit to and respect your husband is a refusal to _____________ God.

Could God be right about ______________ and wrong about _______________?

If you need help in this area, look to your _______________.