Ephesians 5:22-24, Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands (not to someone else's), as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Ladies, I know we don't like this, but it's God's Word, and we are going to have to submit. Write that word down somewhere in plain sight, where you will see it everyday, because disobedience to this will open the door for a rebellious spirit, like the jezebel. Ladies, if you are running everything in your house, and your man has to ask you for permission before he can do anything, then your house is out of order. It must be balanced, with your man's approval. Yes, women take care of the affairs of the house and the children, and but your man is not included in that. He is not one of the children. As you will see from the next scripture, it is not a dictatorship either, but one of love and nurturing, like Jesus has for the church. Step up MEN, and do your part!
Ephesians 5:25-28, Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Yes men, It's a lot, and if you have not read or studied these passages, no wonder you have trouble in your marriage and in your family. It is the truth of God's word that is going to keep your marriage free of false worship of idols, including yourself. Don't let yourself become your idol. Remember, rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. Christ never compromised and allowed evil in the church, to appease it. Neither should a husband allow any form of compromise into your marriage or your family, just because you love your spouse and your children. As the head of the woman, in your God-given authority, make sure your wife keeps herself on God's word, and your kids. Your first love should be Christ and the Word of God, and when that takes place, you will fight to keep your home free of compromise away from false worship. Keep your marriage cleansed and sanctified, by telling your wife the truth of God's word, and setting boundaries of what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in your own home. Love does not compromise. Cleave to your wife in a godly manner only. If your spouse does not want to serve the Lord, your wife won't order herself under your authority, you serve God anyway, and leave your wife's rebellion to God. Prayerfully follow his leading in how to deal with it. You will have to completely trust Him through it.
After Ahab married Jezebel, he compromised and allowed her to bring in her false gods, and had the whole kingdom mixed with worshipping the true God and worshipping idols. God is not a part of any mix of good and evil. What did he tell Adam and Eve about the mix of the knowledge of good and evil. It is the same thing today. DO NOT PARTAKE OF IT. Again, come out from among them.