Husband of One Wife 1

Series: Husband of One Wife
Presenter: Bob Deffinbaugh

The elder must exemplify the highest standards for marriage by being faithfully devoted to one woman – his wife for a lifetime. Part 1of 3.



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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What are the options for the way one understands “the husband of one wife”?
a) One wife at a time, b) One wife in a lifetime, c) A “One-woman kind of man” as a characteristic
2. What position would set the highest standard?
One wife in a lifetime, who is characterized as a “one-woman man.”

Discuss It

  1. Ask a few close friends for their evaluation of you in this area: do you have a reputation of being a one-woman man? Do they notice you acting inappropriately around women or talking about women in questionable ways?
  2. Discuss this qualification with your wife, listening carefully to her understanding of this standard and her response to it in relation to your marriage. Ask her what you can do to bring your marriage closer to this standard. Ask her how she feels about your relationship with other women?

Digging Deeper

For an audio message give to a group of elders on the subject of Elders and Their Wives, click here.