Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwisebut as wise, making the best use of the time,because the days are evil. Therefore do not befoolish, but understand what the will of the Lordis. And do not get drunk with wine, for that isdebauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,addressing one another in psalms and hymns andspiritual songs, singing and making melody to theLord with your heart, giving thanks always andfor everything to God the Father in the name ofour Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one anotherout of reverence for Christ.
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as tothe Lord. For the husband is the head of thewife even as Christ is the head of the church,his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as thechurch submits to Christ, so also wives shouldsubmit in everything to their husbands.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved thechurch and gave himself up for her, that he mightsanctify her, having cleansed her by the washingof water with the word, so that he might presentthe church to himself in splendor, without spot orwrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holyand without blemish. In the same way husbandsshould love their wives as their own bodies. Hewho loves his wife loves himself. For no one everhated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishesit, just as Christ does the church, because we aremembers of his body.
"Therefore a man shall leave his father andmother and hold fast to his wife, and the twoshall become one flesh.“ This mystery isprofound, and I am saying that it refers toChrist and the church. However, let each oneof you love his wife as himself, and let the wifesee that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5:15-33 (ESV)
Therefore be imitators of God, as belovedchildren. And walk in love, as Christ loved usand gave himself up for us, a fragrant offeringand sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 (ESV)
Therefore a man shall leave his father and hismother and hold fast to his wife, and theyshall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 (ESV)
For if you will be careful to do all thiscommandment that I command you to do,loving the LORD your God, walking in all hisways, and holding fast to him, then the LORDwill drive out all these nations before you, andyou will dispossess nations greater andmightier than yourselves. Deuteronomy 11:22-23 (ESV)
Keys for Husbands from Ephesians 5: • Love • Give • Wash • Leave