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Feminists and egalitarians love this teaching although they hate the previous statements about submission. Yes, a wife is supposed to submit to her husband, but if and only if he has submitted to God. Treasury of Scripture Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; love. If you are a wife, buy this book and then put your husband's best friend in a head lock until he agrees to give it to him to read it wouldn't be very submissive to put your husband in a head lock until he buys it. It involves dying daily Every Christian husband is in essence a bishop, because a bishop is a pastor of pastors, or simpler stated, a leader of leaders. With God, husbands can heal their wives.
I think every husband is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for his wife. This is not a one-time act where you get to go out in a blaze of glory and get written up in the newspaper, but a day-by-day dying to yourself for her sake. Are you willing to make those day-by-day sacrifices? Will you hold loosely to your time so you can invest it in her? Will you hold loosely to your preferences so you can cede to hers? Will you let go of some of your dreams so she can achieve hers?
Will you be utterly ferocious with your sin so you can be kind and gentle with her? Ultimately, will you live more for her good than for your own? This is not a difficult burden but a tremendous honor. Husband, love your wife with a sanctifying love. Jesus died so that he could set apart his bride for service to God. She exists first for God.
Yes, she has been set apart to you, but only so you can help her be ever-more set apart to God. Your wife exists to bring glory to God by doing good to others. This means your task as a loving husband is to be committed and creative in helping her do this. Love her with a sanctifying love, a love that ensures she is being set apart to do what God calls her to do and to be who God calls her to be.
Husband, love your wife with a purifying love. If a wife is to submit it means a husband is to lead, and a key part of that leadership is leading, guiding, and assisting her along the path to holiness. This puts a call on you to grow in holiness first. You need to identify your own sin and ruthlessly put it to death. It falls to you to lead the way in holiness, to lead the way in love, in character, in worship, in repentance, in maturity.
To the contrary, the Bible provides clear guidance: You are to love your wife as Christ loves his church. In the closing verses of Ephesians 5. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through.
And then you have the honor of accompanying her as she grows in holiness. Likely the vast majority of today's marriages and families are broken down because the husband has not stepped up to his responsibility. Read this book to finally understand your role and responsibility. Find out what maratisl intimacy in God's world is all about and how satisfying it can become. I have read this book twice. I lost my wife of 51 years to cancer 16 months ago and I have fallen in love with a beautiful lady and I saw this book in a store in California and got it. I read it so it could help me if we get married.
The book is awesome, I wish I had read it before my wife passed and I could have put into practice some of the things Larry talks about. I want to make sure that if God blesses me with marrying this wonderful lady that I don't make some of the same mistakes I made the first time. My marriage was very good, it lasted 51 years, but I know I could have done a lot of things different and this time that's what I want.
The book is excellent for both married men or men like me that are thinking about getting married. It is so much better to know what to do correctly ahead of time than to find out what you should have done after the fact. I am giving this book to friends of mine that are married to read. I have given it to my pastor for read also. I think it would be a great study group subject for all married men. Larry McCall has written a Biblical, engaging, and clearly written challenge to husbands as an encouragement to love their wives as Christ loves His Church!
Really good information for husbands. I would recommend for a males group. For those willing to apply the information, it is a valuable tool. One person found this helpful. This would be a great read for every man that is married, engaged or wants to someday be married.
I love to read so when my husband got this book, of course, I read it. As a wife, I appreciated the authors input into his and his wife's lives.
I would recommend this book if you would like to grow closer as a loving couple in your marriage. By far the best book I have ever seen or read with regard to how to biblically love your wife. A must have for any man who wasn't raised by a godly father. I am now going through the book with a close friend and my son. See all 38 reviews.
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