Closer

Re:Verse passage – 1 Peter 3:1-7 (day three)

“Wives, be submissive to your own husbands … husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way”

Does the Bible tell you who is to make the financial decisions in your marriage – if you are married? Does the Bible reveal who is to “have the final say” in a dispute between the husband and wife? Does it tell you who is to make more money, or whether a wife should take employment while her husband stays home with the children? The Bible does not. Some will think such matters are implied, and others will disagree. Meanwhile, each couple will find their own way to arrange their household. The thing that Peter is explicit about here is this: When demanding gives way to softness toward each other, husband and wife will move closer together. And both deeply desire this.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor to Pastoral Ministries & College and Single Adults at FBCSA.

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