Bible Verses on Marriage - Roles of Husband and Wife

Here are some Bible references to better understand the biblical roles of husband and wife!

What is the wife’s role in marriage?
·         Helpmate (Gen 2:18)
·         Loving and gracious submission to the leadership of her husband (Eph 5:22, Col 3:18)
·         Not strive/resist the leadership of her husband (Gen 3:16, 1 Pet 3:1)
·         Respect her husband (Eph 5:33)
·         Diligent worker, whether at home or in the workplace (Pro 31)
·         Hospitable towards others and generous towards poor (Pro 31)
·         Cares for children and household (Prov 31)
·         Meet sexual needs of husband (1 Cor 7)
·         Be beautiful on the inside (1 Pet 3:4)

What is the husband’s role in marriage?
·         Spiritual leader ( 1 Cor 11:3) towards glorifying God and unity with each other (one flesh)
·         Not dictatorial or harsh (Col 3:19)
·         Leading in a sacrificial way the way Christ loves the church (Eph 5:23)
·         Provide - feed and care (Eph 5:29, Gen 3:17-19)
·         Protect - love their wives as themselves (Eph 5:28, 1 Pet 3:7)
·         Praise your wife (Prov 31:28)
·         Meet sexual needs of wife (1 Cor 7)

·         Be considerate & respect your wife (1 Pet 3:7)

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