Principles of Marriage

But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. -1 Corinthians 11:3

The relationship between God as “head” and Christ as Son is a model for the relationship between husband and wife. It provides us with principles that can be applied within the marriage relationship. 

We are to share a mutual love (John 5:20; 14:31), live in unity (John 10:30; 14:9, 11), and hold one another in highest esteem (John 8:49, 54). In the description of the virtuous wife of Proverbs 31, the writer noted that the husband rose up and called his wife blessed and that he praised her (Prov. 31:28). To honor, to hold in esteem, and praise your mate builds an unshakable trust in each other. Husbands are also to care for their wives (Eph. 5:28), while wives are to exercise authority entrusted to them with humility and without competition (Phil. 2:3). 

As we follow the principles illustrated in Jesus and the Father’s relationship, we will see our marriages built up in faith, impenetrable to the enemy’s devices, and extending ministry in Jesus’ Name. 

1 Corinthians