All scriptural references are from the New King James version unless otherwise noted
The Bible has a lot to say regarding family issues and is rich in information regarding godly family living. For the sake of simplicity this page has been organized into the following categories in this order:
And please remember: Always test the teachings.
HUSBAND AND WIFE RELATIONSHIP
The husband is the head of his wife (1 Corinthians 11:3, Ephesians 5:23). He is to respect his wife and treat her with honor (Ephesians 5:25,28-33, Colossians 3:18-19, 1 Peter 3:7). This may be difficult if she is a drunk, an addict, or an otherwise difficult person to deal with; however, these situations don't absolve him from treating her respectfully. A man is to rejoice in the wife he chose and not chase after other women (Proverbs 5:15-23). Those who reach out for special positions in the congregation must have monogamous marriages (1 Timothy 3:2, Titus 1:6). Husbands are supposed to be the spiritual heads of their families (1 Corinthians 14:35, Ephesians 6:4).
Wives were given a strong need for their husbands (Genesis 3:16). The wife is in subjection to her husband, even in the face of religious differences (Romans 7:2, 1 Corinthians 11:3, Ephesians 5:22,24, Colossians 3:18, 1 Peter 3:1). She is to have respect for her husband (Ephesians 5:33). Women are to love their husbands and subject themselves to them (Titus 2:4-5). This may be difficult if he is a drunk or addict or difficult person to deal with, but this doesn't absolve her from being respectful towards him. A capable wife is a crown to her husband (Proverbs 12:4). Although wives are in subjection to their husbands, it is fine for them to run a business venture and own land (Proverbs 31:10,14,16,18,24). Although husbands are the spiritual head of the family, the wives can also take part in the spirituality of the household as well (2 Timothy 1:5).
Of course, we haven't covered every sort of family situation there is on this page, for to do that would need an entire book! However, we hope we've covered a broad enough range of biblical guidance so that all of you can glean the answers you need here. And, as always, pray to God for guidance and search His Holy Word!