What is marriage for the Husband?

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 nourisheth and cherisheth 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 (Eph 5:25-31) ~~ Marriage Is one big journey from selfishness to selflessness. A husband in God’s will for marriage will give up everything he has in order to make sure his wife has what she needs. No matter how big the sacrifice, meeting her needs becomes his priority. When a wife is dealing with a troubling situation the husband should be willing to be the bad guy. He’ll get as dirty as he has to in order to keep her clean. Helping her character remain clean is important, and the best way to do this is by learning and living according to the Bible. Ephesians 5 calls husbands to “present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle.” Men, Our charge is not to dog our wives, or point out their shortcomings, but to do all we can to reveal the true beauty we see inside her. Yes, the “church” has some issues, but Christ sees something different. Just the same our wives have some issues, but we are to see and reveal her beauty. Most people treat themselves better than they treat others. We make exceptions for the same mistakes we condemn in other people. But with our wives, if we are to be Ephesians 5 husbands, we should love and treat her the same way we do ourselves. Ephesians 5 husbands treat their wives with the utmost care and concern. One of our biggest roles as a husband is to become one with our wife. The Bible actually says “one flesh.” That means to become closer to her than anybody or anything else on this earth. Even if it means separating from other people or things that come against your union. Once you become one, nothing can keep you apart.

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