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November 1st, 2007

Her Greatest Need

Marriage is God’s idea. He ordained it. He designed it.

1. God created us in His image.

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Gen 1:27 (NIV)

2. In marriage, the two become one. Satan attacks this spiritual union by seeking to make the two who have become one, two again. Satan’s goal is to infuse suspicion, isolation, and insecurity.

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” Gen 2:24 (NIV)

3. God created the woman with the innate need for love and intimacy. Her greatest need is to be loved. The wife needs to know that her husband loves her. Intimate love moves beyond the surface and seeks to communicate understanding and validate feelings. God commands the husband to love his wife unconditionally. 

“However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself…” Eph 5:33a (NIV)

When the wife’s greatest need goes unmet, loneliness and resentment begin to germinate. Husband, God expects you to love your wife as you love yourself. God’s expects you to prime the pump by taking the initiative to communicate love to your wife. 

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Thursday, November 1st, 2007 at 1:00 am
Category Her Greatest Need, Marriage.
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