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FACTORS THAT
ENHANCE MARRIAGE
RELATIONSHIPS
4 Factors forWives and 3 Factors
forHusbands
Lets Learn fromthe Bookof
1 Peter...
 1 Peter3:1-8
 “Thesamegoes foryouwives: Begood
wives to yourhusbands, responsiveto
theirneeds. Therearehusbands who,
in...
 What matters is not yourouter
appearance--thestylingof yourhair, the
jewelryyouwear, thecut of yourclothes--
but yourinn...
 Sarah, forinstance, takingcareof
Abraham, wouldaddress himas "my
dearhusband." You'll betrue
daughters of Sarahif youdo ...
 As womentheylacksomeof your
advantages. But inthenew lifeof
God's grace, you'reequals. Treat your
wives, then, as equals...
 Petergives some essential
factors that would enhance our
marriage relationships.
September 4, 2013
6
I. FORTHE WIVES
 In the first six verses of 1 Peter
Chapter3, the Apostle hands wives
fourfactors that enhance marriage
r...
A. Actions (vs.1-2)
 The tendency formany is to read this
and say, "Sure, I’ll be happy to be
that kind of wife IF he’s t...
 Instead of hitting these kinds of
husbands with a brick, wives are to win
them backto the Lord by demonstrating
the soli...
 To emphasize this, the Apostle uses a
termfor"observe"that means "to
peerintently at an athletic event."
Make no mistake...
B. Adornment (v.3)
 Notice the words "merely external."
Peteris not attacking orcriticizing
externals such as hairstyles ...
 Some wives, however, have gone
overboard in the opposite direction,
focusing all theirattention on the inner
person and ...
C. Attitude (v.4)
 The most attractive quality about wife
is not outerbeauty, but herinner
attitude-which allows herspiri...
D. Attention (vs.5-6)
 This means "to listen orattend to one
another." It’s the idea of paying close
attention to someone...
II. FORTHE HUSBANDS
 In the seventh verse of 1 Peter
Chapter3, the Apostle hands
husbands three factors that enhance
marr...
A. Live with yourwife (7a)
 Staying in the same house, eating the
same meals, and sharing the same beds
are not all that ...
B. Know yourwife (7b)
 How? "in an understanding way."It
means "dwell togetheraccording to
knowledge." Husbands’ listen t...
C. Honoryourwife (7d)
 Honormeans "to assign."Husbands,
you are assigned to nurture and
uphold yourwife’s honor. Treating...
 1 Peter3:8
 “Summing up: Be agreeable, be
sympathetic, be loving, be
compassionate, be humble”.(MSG)
September 4, 2013
...
 If we adhere to this book’s teaching
on ourrespective roles as wives and
husbands, ourmarriages are going to
blossom mor...
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  1. 1. FACTORS THAT ENHANCE MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIPS 4 Factors forWives and 3 Factors forHusbands Lets Learn fromthe Bookof 1 Peter3: 1-8 September 4, 2013 1
  2. 2.  1 Peter3:1-8  “Thesamegoes foryouwives: Begood wives to yourhusbands, responsiveto theirneeds. Therearehusbands who, indifferent as theyareto anywords about God, will becaptivatedbyyour lifeof holybeauty. September 4, 2013 2
  3. 3.  What matters is not yourouter appearance--thestylingof yourhair, the jewelryyouwear, thecut of yourclothes-- but yourinnerdisposition. Cultivateinner beauty, thegentle, gracious kindthat God delights in. Theholywomenof oldwere beautiful beforeGodthat way, andwere good, loyal wives to theirhusbands. September 4, 2013 3
  4. 4.  Sarah, forinstance, takingcareof Abraham, wouldaddress himas "my dearhusband." You'll betrue daughters of Sarahif youdo thesame, unanxious andunintimidated. The samegoes foryouhusbands: Begood husbands to yourwives. Honorthem, delight inthem. September 4, 2013 4
  5. 5.  As womentheylacksomeof your advantages. But inthenew lifeof God's grace, you'reequals. Treat your wives, then, as equals so yourprayers don't runaground. Summingup: Be agreeable, besympathetic, beloving, becompassionate, behumble.”(MSG) September 4, 2013 5
  6. 6.  Petergives some essential factors that would enhance our marriage relationships. September 4, 2013 6
  7. 7. I. FORTHE WIVES  In the first six verses of 1 Peter Chapter3, the Apostle hands wives fourfactors that enhance marriage relationships. September 4, 2013 7
  8. 8. A. Actions (vs.1-2)  The tendency formany is to read this and say, "Sure, I’ll be happy to be that kind of wife IF he’s the right kind of husband." But that misses the majorpoint of the passage. Peteris writing here with the wrong kind of husband in mind - "even if any of themare disobedient"(v.1) September 4, 2013 8
  9. 9.  Instead of hitting these kinds of husbands with a brick, wives are to win them backto the Lord by demonstrating the solid brickof "chaste and respectful behavior."Nagging, shaming, preaching - these only alienate the man and worsen the situation. But the powerful witness of a wife’s submissive behavior, Peter says, will attract the husband’s attentionSeptember 4, 2013 9
  10. 10.  To emphasize this, the Apostle uses a termfor"observe"that means "to peerintently at an athletic event." Make no mistake about it, even though a husband may be stubborn and rebellious toward the Lord, he still studies and watches his wife intently when she lets herfaith speak through herGodly behavior.September 4, 2013 10
  11. 11. B. Adornment (v.3)  Notice the words "merely external." Peteris not attacking orcriticizing externals such as hairstyles and clothing. He’s not saying, ignore the way you look! Ratherit is telling wives to go overboard in their preoccupation with external appearance. The adornment of inner godly charactershould be a wife’s primary focus. September 4, 2013 11
  12. 12.  Some wives, however, have gone overboard in the opposite direction, focusing all theirattention on the inner person and none on the outer. There’s nothing spiritual about looking like an unmade bed all day. A betterbalance - certainly one yourhusband will appreciate more- is to make outward appearance a neat and attractive complement to yourSeptember 4, 2013 12
  13. 13. C. Attitude (v.4)  The most attractive quality about wife is not outerbeauty, but herinner attitude-which allows herspirit to manifest itself in two specific ways: gentleness and quiet spirit. Gentle - the idea of genuine humility Quiet spirit - connotes tranquility, describing woman of strong character and self-control September 4, 2013 13
  14. 14. D. Attention (vs.5-6)  This means "to listen orattend to one another." It’s the idea of paying close attention to someone. Wives, don’t give away all your attention and energy to meeting needs outside the home. Start within the home, with yourhusband, pay attention to him, take time to listen and respond to his needs. September 4, 2013 14
  15. 15. II. FORTHE HUSBANDS  In the seventh verse of 1 Peter Chapter3, the Apostle hands husbands three factors that enhance marriage relationships. September 4, 2013 15
  16. 16. A. Live with yourwife (7a)  Staying in the same house, eating the same meals, and sharing the same beds are not all that Peterhas in mind. It means "to dwell together"and it suggests familiarto one another. The proposition ‘with’ reinforces the idea of togetherness and close companionship. Therefore, it is the husband’s taskto promote and maintain harmony and intimacy in the marriage relationship. September 4, 2013 16
  17. 17. B. Know yourwife (7b)  How? "in an understanding way."It means "dwell togetheraccording to knowledge." Husbands’ listen to what she’s saying. Be sensitive to hercares and concerns. Take time and initiative to discoverherfears, desires, plans, and feelings. This will ‘to know your wife’ is one of the majorways husbands demonstrate their love to theirwives. September 4, 2013 17
  18. 18. C. Honoryourwife (7d)  Honormeans "to assign."Husbands, you are assigned to nurture and uphold yourwife’s honor. Treating herwith the best manners, etc. Honormeans "precious". The husband is to considerhis wife a priceless gift, a precious treasure worthy of the highest esteem.   September 4, 2013 18
  19. 19.  1 Peter3:8  “Summing up: Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble”.(MSG) September 4, 2013 19
  20. 20.  If we adhere to this book’s teaching on ourrespective roles as wives and husbands, ourmarriages are going to blossom more and more. September 4, 2013 20

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