Ephesians 5:25New International Version (NIV)
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
What is a husband’s responsibility to love his wife well? I think there are 3 components that are crucial for loving our wives well, to love her without selfishness, to love her without reservation, to love her without condition, and to love her as Christ loved the church unto death. (see John 13:1)
It is easy to fall into a comfortable pattern with your spouse and allow ingratitude to settle in. We take for granted to express that, “I love you.” or “You look beautiful today.” Show that you are thankful to have her as a partner in your life.
We try to remember to show our love on anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, or some other special occasion. But how often do we simply tell our spouse, “I am thankful for you.”
I am thankful that my wife loves Jesus more than me. I am thankful when my wife’s life choices do not point to me, but point to Jesus. I am thankful when my wife’s love for Christ is transparent and real in her life. It makes me truly thankful to see that in my spouse’s life. When your spouse loves Jesus more than you, you are the recipient of a spouse who looks at you through the eyes of Jesus and will love you unconditionally. She is your support and helper. She is a treasure.
Men, this is a call to show thankfulness and gratitude to your spouse. Step into the moments with vulnerability and show your wife just how thankful you truly are to have her in your life.
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