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In our lives we are faced with many decisions In some decisions we are given specific commandments to follow when making them Marriage is one of the decisions Perhaps one of the most important decisions we will make is choosing the person we will spend the rest of our lives with This is not a decision that should be taken lightly As Christians we have certain things we should take into consideration when making that decision God has given specific commands to both the husband and wife regarding how they are to treat each other and their roles in the marriage relationship Todays society has paid no attention to the roles of the husband and wife but we as Christians have the Bible to refer to when we are confused as to what part we play in our marriage God has specifically said that the husband is to be the head of the household The man is the head over his wife just as Christ was head over the church Ephesians 523 This does not mean that the husband is to com mand his wife to do unrealistic things He is not to be a tyrant Christ lorded over the church with compassion so the husband is to do the same with his wife Husbands are also to love their wife as Christ loved the church Ephesians 525 Christ loved the church unconditionally therefore a man should love his wife in the same way No matter what hardships may come the man is to stay by his wife and love her with all of his heart just as Christ did with the church A husband is also to give of himself all he can to his wife Ephesians 525-27 He is to do all he can to make sure she is a fitting wife and a woman of the Lord He is to treat her just like Christ treated the church A husband is also
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