This past Sunday was Father’s Day. In the providence of God, we also happened to land on one of the New Testament’s most direct and dense verses concerning the role of husbands, 1 Peter 3:7: “Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.”
There’s no throw away line in the Bible, and each part of that verse is worth chewing on, and not just for husbands but for all of us. For help in doing so, here’s the video from Sunday’s message, “Help for Husbands“:
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In the spirit of the week after Father’s Day, here are a few links for the men:
- On Being Masculine: Read, The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men, by Rick Phillips. Two other great reads include, A Guide to Biblical Manhood, by Randy Stinson and Dan Dumas, and Disciplines of a Godly Man, by Kent Hughes. These books are available at the Book Nook.
- On Roughhousing with Your Kids: If you have young children and need some good reasons to take your evening wrestling up a few notches, check out this post, and this video.
- On Reading: Check out the post, “How to Read a Book,” for a summary of helpful principles found in Mortimer Adler’s classic, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading. Men should be men of ideas, and books are full of ideas.
- On Ladies: In his Saturday Seminar, ”Modesty,” Ryan Kelly spent three hours talking about the subject of modesty. Christian men should think about women in honorable ways and encourage women toward godliness, which includes modesty.