How To Love Your Wife

May 7 | Taken from a message by Adrian Rogers

How am I to love my wife Joyce? I am to love Joyce as Jesus loved the church, and He died for the church.

It is passionate, emotional, sacrificial love that comes from the deepest part of my being and is exhibited in a lifelong commitment. I am the pastor of a church, but I wouldn’t have to think twice if I had to give up this church or give up Joyce. A church can get another pastor. I am her husband.

My wife Joyce is my highest love on this earth apart from the Lord Jesus. Jesus gave Himself up for the church. Jesus loves the church with a passionate, purifying love.

How is a man to love his wife? What responsibility does he have? My assignment from God is to make Joyce a more radiantly beautiful Christian.

Ephesians 5:25-27 says, “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.”

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