How Should A Christian Husband Protect His Wife?
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How should a Christian husband protect his wife? Does she really need protected? More and more women have decided to leave the protection of their husbands and have careers, go back to college, or do whatever they see fit. It used to be husbands protected their wives financially and physically, and in any other ways deemed necessary according to the ills of society at that time - its not like that anymore. 

The fact of the matter is, without being under the covering of her husband, a woman will not be protected from the criminal and sexual abuses of society or from the temptations of other men making advances on her. Most married men do not understand the concept of being the protector of their wives because they do not know what their position in the marriage should be. 

The Churches do not teach the importance of husbandly protection anymore. God's standards never change with the fads of society, so why should a Christian's standards change? Can you change the color red to be blue? No! The color red has already been established as red and cannot be made blue no matter how much you want it to be blue. 

As we all know God's Word has already been established, what God already established as His Word cannot be changed to fit into the standards of society, no matter how much people would like to change it to fit into their daily lives. I mean, people can rebel against the standards of God, but in doing so will not find happiness because a great spiritual Power will be missing from their life. 

God says the husband is supposed to protect his wife and the wife is supposed to submit to that protection. That has not changed for married couples and never will. It is God's will that husband and wife participate in the roles given to them. If a husband says he does not want his wife to work outside the home then she should honor and respect her husband and not work out of the home. 

Husbandly protection is how a Christian man is taught to love his wife according to the Word of God. God is the Master Designer of marriage, so it would go without saying that He knows what is best for us in marriage, right?

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her, to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain, or wrinkle, or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. (Ephesians 5:25-28 NIV) 

Husbandly protection is a husband sacrificing his life for his wife's life if need be. It is making his wife's well being of prime importance by protecting and caring for her as he would his own body. Christ's death sanctified and cleansed the Church and when believers do the will of Christ it is God's Word that cleanses us. When a man loves his wife the way Christ loved the Church, he cleanses her and makes her holy and blameless. 

Anytime a woman steps away from her husbands protection, she will be vulnerable to criminal and sexual abuses. Because of the way of society, a woman should not work for other people in jobs and careers but at home for her husband and children. This is how a woman brings joy and life into the home by putting her creative talents and abilities to work for her family. 

The churches do not teach this aspect of the word of God. It gets tossed down the drain with the bath water. If a woman is outside the home working under the authority of other men and women, how can her husband protect her in the ways he is supposed to, according to God's design for marriage? - Loving her in the way Christ loved the Church?

I do realize that in some homes couples actually believe that the wife needs to work. But we have a lot to say about this. In most instances, wives do not need to work outside the home. What husbands and wives need to do is stop trying to live outside the husbands budget and find more creative ways to save on monthly groceries, rents, leases, utilities and car payments. Don't live to prove something to the Joneses!! Christ ones should be living to please God, not their pocket books and materialistic lifestyle. Please check out our new blog on fruglality. It may offer you some encouragement. Living Frugal, Happy, and Free!

In conclusion it is always best when a wife can stay home and work for her family.  We also have several articles that go more into detail on a wife staying home on our Kingdom Living Forums.