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How can we men learn to be the husbands we ought to be? This is an especially important question for those of you who grew up in a home without a good model of Christian manhood. Philip Yancey wrote:
One couple I talked to described a horrible two-year period of angry quarrels, temper tantrums, and walkouts. The wife, Beth, had come from a troubled family. Her father had left and her mother had died. Beth used the first few years of marriage to unleash her pent-up anxieties. She would fly into irrational rages over insignificant details. Somehow Peter rode out the violence of those first few years and continued to show her love. Today they have one of the happiest marriages I know of.
Did you know this is exactly the way the Bible tells husbands to live? We men are to look at the way God loves us and then reflect to our wives what we experience from God. Ephesians 5:25 (NLT) says, "You husbands must love your wives with the same
love Christ showed the church." We simply need to look at the way we are loved by God and then mimic that in our own marriage.
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