Love and be Loved
For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word.
My husband always says that if John, the Apostle, was a pastor doing marriage counselling today, all Pastor John would say is love one another. In fact, my husband has considered just leaving the next couple he counsels in his office alone to read the book of 1 John together. That's all the marriage counseling they would need. John's answer for everything is love. Love, love, love.
And whether women like it and acknowledge it or not, men are the head of the house. They're taller. Everyone in an emergency situation looks to the tallest person for leadership even if it's a stranger. George Washington was super tall. Height aside, God put men in charge (See Ephesians 5:23). They set the tone for the whole household. How fabulous it would be for every home to have a loving man at the helm. It would change everything.
I am so thankful for my loving man at the helm in our home. He practices love and decides to love me every single day, even when he doesn't feel like it and on days when I don't deserve it. And I am so glad. It has molded who I am. He makes me feel so wonderful about myself and so cared for. I am the most beautiful and wonderful wife in the whole wide world because he tells me I am and proves it by how he treats me. Our kids are affected the same way, and they want to please their daddy because he loves them so much. The husband's love truly influences everything.
We all love our families, but being loved is what makes us love even more.
1 John 4:11-12
Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.
Thank you for Rob. Thank you for his love for you that overflows on to me and our kids. Thank you for his genuine care for each one of us. Thank you for the peaceful home that is the result of an obedient man loving on his family so dearly. I just can’t thank you enough for blessing my marriage and family with your love. I love you and praise you in Jesus’ name, amen