An excerpt from Pasugo article of the same title|
October/November 2001 issue
Qualities of a good husband
1. He provides for her needs.
"So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. Fo no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church." (Eph. 5:28-29, New King James Version)
2. He is faithful to her.
"Marriage is to be honored by all, and husbands and wives must be faithful to each other. God will judge those who are immoral and those who commit adultery." (Heb. 13:4, Today's English Version)
3. He is never harsh with her.
"Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them." (Col.3:19, Ibid.)
4. He treats her with respect.
"Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers." (I Pt. 3:7, New International Version)
5. He sacrifices for her.
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it." (Eph. 5:25, NKJV)
Qualities of a good wife|
1. She respects his authority.
"Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. ... and let the wife see that she respects her husband." (Eph. 5:22-23, 33, RSV)
2. She lovingly expresses herself to him.
"She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness." (Prov. 31:26, New King James Version)
3. She is his faithful companion.
"For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband." (Rom 7:2, NKJV)
4. She keeps a beauty that exudes from within her.
"Do not let your beauty be that outward adorning of arranging the hair, of wearing gold, or of putting on fine apparel; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible ornament of gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God." (I Pt. 3:3-4, Ibid.)
5. She makes the home a nice place to live in.
"She watches over the affairs of her household ad does not eat the bread of idleness." (Prov. 31:27, New International Version)