I often tell my wife that I love her. In return she would tell me the same. Then there are times when I would tell her that I love her and she would ask me why. I would tell her; “because the bible says I must do so.” I know some of you may laugh and we do to, but it is truth. Ephesians 5:25 states; Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it. This is a powerful statement! But how can we as husbands love our wives as Christ loves the church? Simple! We have to put forth the effort to do so. Even when the wife acts out of character, and sometimes they will; husbands you are to still love them in this manner. Even if for some reason or another your wife gets so upset and fusses or curse you out, or all of a sudden falsely accuse you of things out of her suspicion, or stop cooking for you the way they use to, or even stop giving up the sex regularly… WHAT? Guess what husband? You as the Christian husband are to still love her unconditionally as the bible has mandated you to do.
I believe that as long as we strive to love in this manner, we will eventually reach that level of love and intimacy that we desire and need in our marriages. Don’t get me wrong husbands; loving this way can be a very difficult thing to do! However, in the long run, it will definitely pay off in more ways than one, if you know what I mean. Remember, husbands, it is all about the sacrifice. Stop the madness! Start giving more of yourselves. Love your wives the way you want to be loved. Treat them the way you desire to be treated. Of course, you would never hurt yourself, so give your wife the same respect by loving and caring for her… as Christ loves and cares for you.