The Director of the Women’s Ministry of The Church of Pentecost, Mrs Philomina Mireku, has delivered a heartfelt message to married men, urging them to love their wives sincerely, purely, and consistently.
According to her, men showing love to their wives reflects Christ’s love for the Church.
Speaking at the recently held 5th Bezalel Conference organised by Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM) at the Pentecost Convention Centre in Gomoa Fetteh, Mrs Mireku highlighted the importance of love in a woman’s life.
She stated: “A woman thrives in an environment of love. When a husband loves his wife, it fuels her to give her best and enables her to fulfil her God-given responsibilities.”
Addressing the topic, “The Expectations of Wives from Their Husbands,” Mrs Mireku revealed that unmet expectations often cause strain in marriages. She stressed the need for effective communication between spouses, ensuring that both partners are aware of each other’s expectations, saying, “As a husband, it is important to understand your wife’s needs to foster a stronger and happier marriage.”
The Women’s Director emphasised that every wife desires a husband she can rely on, someone who is supportive and trustworthy. She, therefore, urged husbands to be considerate and respectful in their interactions with their wives as they live together.
Drawing inspiration from biblical passages such as 1 Peter 3:7 and Ephesians 5:25-29, she pointed out that the Christian marriage is a reflection of Christ’s sacrificial love for the Church.
Categorising the expectations of wives from their husbands, Mrs Mireku outlined five areas: spirituality, social life, domestic responsibilities, finances, and sexual intimacy.
In terms of spirituality, she stressed the importance of mutual growth, praying and studying the Word of God together, and being dependable and faithful to one another. Regarding social expectations, she emphasised open communication, treating each other with kindness and respect both at home and in public, and providing support and consistency.
For domestic responsibilities, she mentioned the desire for husbands to be protective, actively involved in raising children, and supportive of household chores. She also encouraged husbands to involve their wives in taking important family decisions like property acquisitions and retirement planning.
Discussing financial expectations, Mrs Mireku emphasised transparency in monetary matters, providing financial support unconditionally, being responsible fathers, and being driven by ambition and purpose.
She also highlighted the importance of meeting sexual expectations, including affection, communication, understanding each other’s needs, and spending quality time together.
Mrs Philomina Mireku concluded by urging the Church to promote trustworthiness and tenderness among husbands.