Faith fosters positive relations between husbands and wives
Acute marital strains can build up when husbands and wives do not share the same religious beliefs. "We ought to obey God rather than men," the Bible teaches in Acts 5:29. Yet the inspired apostle Paul commanded, "As the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing" (Ephesians 5:24). Is there a contradiction here, especially for those wives whose husbands hold religious beliefs different from theirs, or who are not religious? Not at all. Scripture never contradicts itself, but it does take wisdom and faith to learn balance in applying God's Word. No wonder many women in God's Church find this to be one of the greatest challenges of their Christian lives! So where to turn for help and advice? "Unless thy law had been my delight," counseled the psalmist, "I should then have perished in mine affliction" (Palm 119:92). Of course! God's Word gives help and comfort in these sensitive areas.
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