Loving Our Wives As Christ Loves The Church

Brother Al Diestelkamp, one of the writers for the "Think On These Things" online Christian publication, has written this article, describing how we should love our wives as Christ loves the church (Ephesians 5:25).

He makes the following four observations along with associated scriptures:

1) Christ loved the church sacrificially.
2) Christ loved the church exclusively.
3) Christ loved the church caringly.
4) Christ loved the church enduringly (see article).

In his concluding remarks, brother Diestelkamp emphasizes that husbands should be motivated to have a greater appreciation for their wives, in the same manner as Christ loves the church:

"The way Christ loves the church should cause a man to have a greater appreciation for his wife. He should view her as a highly prized, valuable (and nicely packaged) gift from his Creator who knew just what he needed!"

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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