Be A Blessing

7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

1 Peter 3:7

The last part of Peter’s admonition is interesting because it tells us that our prayers can, in fact, be hindered by our poor treatment of our wife. It wasn’t the case for his instructions to wives, though the general principle applies.

In other words, how you treat your wife affects your prayer life. That is not an insignificant point.

If you’re verbally abusing her (if you don’t know, ask her), disrespecting her in front of others (with or without her being around), or disrespecting her at home, your prayers will be hindered. Scripture is clear about that.

Instead, rejoice when she rejoices, weep when she weeps, and ease her burdens by being a blessing when you can.

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