Ephesians 5:25 ESV

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

Love Your Wife Sacrificially (Ephesians 5:25-27)
Introduction Several years ago, the Saturday Evening Post published an article entitled The Seven Ages of the Married Cold. It revealed the reaction of a husband to his wifes colds during their first seven years of marriage. It went something like this:
Lesson 49: Do You Really Love Your Wife? Part 1 (Ephesians 5:25-33)
The late, well-known pastor Harry Ironside once had a recently married young man come to him and say, I need your help. Im in an awful state. Im drifting into idolatry. Whats the trouble? asked Dr. Ironside. Well, Im afraid that Im putting my wife on too high a plane. I fear that I love her too much and Im displeasing the Lord. Are you, indeed? asked Ironside. Do you love her more than Christ loved the church? I dont think so, replied the young man.

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