The Role of a Man in a Marriage part 2
“For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church.”
Ephesians 5:25-29 NLT
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, or boastful, or proud, or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NLT
As wives are called to submit to their husbands, the husband is called to love his wife. You may say, “I love my wife,” but are you loving her by the Bible's definition of love? God has made you the head of the home. God has given you authority over your wife. So you are the hot shot? You lay down the law? You bark commands first and ask questions later? Look at the Bible's definition of love and see if you display these qualities to your wife. Are you patient? Kind? Are you jealous? Boastful? Proud? Are you rude? LOVE DOES NOT DEMAND ITS OWN WAY. Although God has appointed you to the place of authority in your home, you do not use and abuse that authority, instead you humbly lead your family and do not always demand your own way. Do you keep a record of being wronged? Do you celebrate the truth? Love never gives up, never loses faith, and endures through every circumstance. This destroys grounds for divorce. “We don't love each other” is not grounds for divorce. If you give up, you are disobeying God's command to love your wife. Are you loving your wife in your own way, or are you loving your wife the Bible way?