Elders are to preach God’s word and they are to be an example in what they say or don’t say. Be an example by the way you live out your life. We can only show God’s love to others by spending time in God’s presence.
The way a spouse behaves is being observed by the other. Your lifestyle can win over the unbeliever. The wife’s lifestyle includes the presence of God and respect. True beauty comes from what’s inside the person.
Give thanks. Why? Because that’s God’s Will in Christ, concerning you. The miracle of the Christian life is tied somehow to our willingness to thank God for what He’s doing in our lives, whether or not we like it.