Five Ways to Be a Successful Husband
Dr. Adrian Rogers
I Peter 3:7-10
Turn to First Peter chapter 3, and in one verse, in one verse I'm going to talk to our dads and husbands and tell you how to be a successful husband. What a power-packed verse of Scripture we have for today. First Peter chapter 3 verse 7--''Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them,'' that is, with your wives, ''according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered.'' Now folks, marriages may be made in heaven, but survival takes place here on earth, Amen? And sometimes survival is tough. What we have here is a survival kit for marriages, and I want to tell you it speaks primarily to the husbands.
I've been pastoring a long time, and I have yet to see a home where the husband was right and the wife and children did not follow--if the husband from the beginning was a man of God who said, ''As for me and my house, we'll serve the Lord.'' There may be some, I've just never seen it. I've seen homes where the children and wife love the Lord and the husband didn't, but I've yet to see a home where the husband began as the spiritual leader, from the beginning, from the honeymoon, to say, ''As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,'' whose wife and children did not follow him.
Today I want to give you five ways to be a successful husband, and that's the title of our message. Five ways to be a successful husband. And by the way, that's the finest thing you can do for your children, just be a successful husband. Children today need more than anything else a role model. They're not getting it in the schools. They're not getting it on television. They're not getting it from their peers. They're not getting it from literature. They need to get it from you. So let's think about that on this Fathers' Day.
Number one, if you're to love your wife, learn to practice intimacy with her. Lear ...
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