“So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.” Ephesians 5:28
“Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.” Ephesians 5:33
These verses hardly need expounding but I am going to give it a shot anyhow.
A man should love his wife. How much?
Even as Christ loved the church. How much did Christ love the church? He gave Himself for it.
Men ought to love their wives. How much?
As much as they love their own selves.
Men are to give themselves for their wives.
Men are to love their wives at least as much as they love themselves.
“He that loveth his wife loveth himself.”
“let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself”
Do you want to have a good marriage?
A lasting marriage?
A stable marriage?
Then, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it…”
Unfortunately, sometimes men have a hard time growing up. They want their toys. They want their time. We are by nature, selfish. But being a good husband means growing up and putting your wife and family first. It is a matter of giving… and Jesus is our example.