Is respect earned, given, or some combination of the two? What should a wife do if she wants to respect her husband but he’s not acting respectably? The biblical idea of respect in marriage can be tricky against our cultural backdrop, but it’s worth hashing through because we see a beautiful picture of the gospel on the other side.
In this episode, Ryan and Selena discuss the concept of wives respecting their husbands as instructed in 1 Peter 3:
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct.
1 Peter 3:1-2
To best understand these instructions, it’s vital to understand the context of 1 Peter as a book and what he’s addressing in the early church. Listen in as we start that conversation!
Read 1 Peter 1-5. Seek an understanding of the context of the book and discuss chapter 3 in terms of what it means for your marriage.
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