(Eph. 5:23) says “For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.
The final trait for this series a husband should have as he leads his wife is that he must become a friend to her. Thus, he must connect with her; he must deliberately and purposely reach out to her. It is important that in any marriage there must be a friendship because friends don’t mind being around each other; friends don’t mind hanging out with each other; friends have a propensity to be able to talk about anything, even the difficult conversations. You see marriage can’t simply be about the physical or sexual because it won’t last. It can’t simply become about the kids because the kids eventually will grow up and move out, and if they don’t move out they don’t want to be around their parent’s anyway once they get a certain age. It also can’t be built on the finances because money is probably one of the greatest issues that come against marriages.
You have to build a solid friendship. This friendship should begin before you get married; however, some don’t discover it until they get into the marriage relationship but the fact is you need to find it. There may not be many that we can call a true friend but if it’s to be anyone it is to be your wife; and that friendship building may have to begin with you my brother. Friendship was important to the Lord for he led King Solomon to write in (Prov. 18:24KJV) “A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” If you want a friend in your marriage show yourself to be a friend.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason