Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.
I am not obligated to you. I am obligated to God and since He said you are for me, I will love you with every fiber of my being. I will cherish and honor my vows to you and God. I choose God’s way. But I am soooooo glad His way pointed to you.
Nah, if you’re a Christian. You are obligated to your wife and and are to love her like Christ loves the church, giving himself up for her. That’s bible fam.
I think I get what you are trying to say…but yeah, once she’s your wife you are obligated, accountable, and head to her. By all means you follow God which should enable her to trust your headship. But you are to submit to your wife just as much as she does to you.
And by submit (for those that aren’t aware) it’s not servitude, it’s just compromising and considering the other person before yourself.
Also, love of a spouse or family or friends is not in competition with loving/serving God. Because:
1. God is love and every time we show love for people (as defined in 1 Cor 13 and elsewhere) we are reflecting a bit of God onto that person. That’s part of our calling to serve him. They should do the same for you.
2. If when we help “the least of these” (Matt 25) it’s as though we are doing it for Jesus, how much more are we serving and loving Him when we love, commit to and help our spouses? We can love and obey God through our love of other people.
3. God uses wives to speak to husbands and vice versa when wisdom and guidance is required in many situations in life. If you are of the mindset that all you need is “just you and God” to make things work out and view her words as less-than you and your family will be in for a world of (needless) pain, dysfunction and frustration. As someone who grew up in a family where that happened, please trust me on this. Don’t let your ego and perception of your role as spiritual head ruin your family.
I had an internal shout.
The word of God for the people of God
THIS IS WHAT’S BEEN IN MY SPIRIT FOR THE LONGESTS YALL
John Crowder really puts it into perspective when he says God is not in competition with your spouse for your love, He is the source of love through you to your spouse. You can never outlove God to God, just receive his love for you and give it back to others. It’s a difference type of love. Plus God’s love shouldn’t be first in our lives it should be the center in every aspect of our lives, especially in the relationship that it a reflection of His relationship with the church (marriage)