For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. – Ephesians 5:25
Gentlemen…If you have to summarize what is wrong with your marriage in a single sentence, what would it be? Now …do you recognize that men all over the world just thought a thousand different things? Brothers, that’s not good…at all. In fact I don’t even think we need a sentence to figure this out…we just need – one word. So let’s try this again….If you had to summarize what is wrong with your marriage with just one word, what would that word be?
Let me see if I can help here….it starts with an M and ends with and E. Its ME! I’m what’s wrong with my marriage, and you are what’s wrong with yours! Isn’t it amazing how Almighty God has given man the ability to either be the best thing or the worst thing that ever happened to a marriage. Before you can be the best thing that ever happened to your marriage, you must see that you have been the worst thing …. first.
The man who finds a wife finds a treasure,
and he receives favor from the Lord. – Proverbs 18:22
Have you noticed that the God given institution of marriage is under attack from the world? We hear about statistics, we watch the news, we see the blatant disrespect for marriage on television and in the movies. And it seems that the world is evangelizing the Church instead of the Church evangelizing the world on this God given institution. It appears that many of us have given up trying to spend time with our wives. Apparently its just easier to medicate ourselves with work, sports and porn instead of re-engaging in the activities that we did to pursue our spouse in the first place. Well, I’ve got news. It doesn’t have to be that way! By the grace that is given through Almighty God, you have the ability to engage and to strengthen your marriage by dating your wife once again.
Pastor Justin Buzzard is the founder and lead pastor of Garden City Church in Silicon Valley. Justin has been dating his wife for 11 years and is the father of three young sons. He is the author of several books, including Date Your Wife