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Love your wife as Christ loved the Church

  1. 1. Love your wife as Christ loved the Church
  2. 2. <ul><li>(Ephesians 5:25) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Love your wife as Christ loved the Church.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Risk your life to help or save your wife. Christ's love for the church is without limits, nothing is held back. He gave His life for the church - before you loved Him. His love does not depend on your love for Him. Under God's authority - love your wife as service--as giving your life to God. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>(Ephesians 5:28-33) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Love your wife in the same way you love your body and your life.“ </li></ul><ul><li>You care for your body daily to be as well fed and healthy as possible. You quickly take care of any needs or desires.  In the same way, care for your wife's needs and well being. Feel your wife's pain and illness and rejoice in her health as if it were your own life. Basically, her need or desire whether financial, physical, emotional or spiritual in your relationship must receive your full effort. Only in this way can you love her and provide for her just as well as you do for yourself. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>(I Peter 3:7) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Be considerate as you live with your wife, with respect ...“ </li></ul><ul><li>To be considerate, quit any irritating habits! When she needs to be helped carrying heavy items, do it! If she needs time you can take care of the family! Help your wife with all of your energy, show your love to her with all consideration. Pray to see where you may be inconsiderate. </li></ul><ul><li>NOTE: </li></ul><ul><li>The Bible says that if we neglect this command, our prayers will be hindered! </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>(Colossians 3:19) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Do not be harsh with your Wife” </li></ul><ul><li>When a wife is sensitive realize that harsh answers, angry looks, irritated tones of voice and impatience will deeply affect your wife. Rejoice that she is a lady and isn't like you - remember that she is a precious gift God has given you. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>(I Corinthians 7:3-5) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Please your wife physically. Sexual pleasure is something that is given, not forced or taken. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>(Proverbs 5:18-19) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Rejoice in your wife all your life. Let her breasts satisfy you. Be captivated with her.“ </li></ul><ul><li>No man should look at other women or pictures of other women when he has a wife on whom he can gaze daily. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>(1 Timothy 2:9) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;And that women may be dressed in simple clothing, with a quiet and serious air; not with vanity about her hair and gold or jewels or expensive clothing;“ </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage your wife to be modest in public . A modest woman is a lady. There is much sin and temptation that results from women showing too much skin in public. Just think of the pleasure of knowing that no one sees too much of your wife's legs but you! You will be shocked at how this one maneuver will increase your feelings of masculinity and her feelings of femininity. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>(Proverbs 5:20) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Do not be captivated by other women.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Finding other women attractive and looking at them will erode your own view of your wife. You will be less satisfied with her and she will feel less special to you. No man can build a habit of glances without subconsciously doing it in his wife's company. And she will notice. Remember to be captivated with your wife and no one else. She will feel like the Queen of the world and you will fall further in love with her. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>(Proverbs 31:28-29) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Call your wife 'blessed' and praise her.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Tell her that she is special and is greater than any other woman on earth. Don't just mention her physical beauty, but her care for you, her hard work, and her ladylike attributes. Watch the flower of your wife blossom as you repeatedly fill her ears with your praises. She longs for those words and she wants to hear them from you! Of course you don't need pride, but that does not change the wife's need and longing to be treasured. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>(Song of Solomon 4:7; 7:1-8) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Tell your wife how captivated you are with her body.“ </li></ul><ul><li>A true lover will make sure that his wife knows that he finds no flaw in her. God made your wife. God makes no mistakes. If you find a part of her body flawed, then it is your mind that needs to be changed. This does not let the wives off the hook to let their bodies go, but we all get old, and there is not much we can do about that! But it puts the responsibility upon the man to grow to love and express love for every part of his wife and also to respectfully and sensually tell her so. It will not help to criticize her or to be sarcastic. Think of how good she will feel when both you and she truly believe that you are enamored with every part of her! </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>(Hebrews 13:4) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Honor your marriage; keep it pure by remaining true to your wife in every way.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus says that ……… </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;lustful looks are adultery.“ (Matthew 5:28) </li></ul><ul><li>This is similar to &quot;because where your treasure is there will your heart be also...&quot;(Luke 12:34) and vice versa. Do not treasure such lustfulness in any area of life, but deny it access to you heart. Keep your marriage pure by training your heart and eyes to be true to your wife. Your marriage will reap huge benefits if you do! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thank the Lord for beauty and appreciate it but keep your eye, joy, mind and heart for the wife. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't try to hate temptation; just be a little irritated at it, smile and turn away. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>(Proverbs 18:22) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Be thankful for your wife and realize the favor you have received from God.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Just think of how lonely you would be without a wife. Adam was alone and it wasn't good for him to be alone, so God gave him a wife. You have a lifetime companion, a friend, and a lover to enjoy every day. What a blessing! Thank God and pray for her daily. She is a tremendous &quot;prize&quot; from God. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>(Matthew 19:5) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Be one flesh with your wife in every way.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy life with her as if you were inseparable, but live your life thoughtfully. Long to be with her like you did when you first met. Rush home from work to her. Think about her during the day. Call her every day. Learn as a couple to agree: be like minded. Enjoy intimacy . Show a genuine interest - listening intently - giving your full attention and eye contact. Your wife is more important than anything or anyone but Jesus Christ. Be as one with your wife. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>I truly thank God for my beloved wife. </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t think I could have ever made it this far without her enduring love and care for me. </li></ul><ul><li>I am very fortunate to have found my soul mate at a very young age . </li></ul><ul><li>We are childhood sweethearts , she was 13 and I was 15 when we first met, and my love for her </li></ul><ul><li>has grown every second of every day. </li></ul><ul><li>It hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but that is the way life is. As long as she was by my side I was </li></ul><ul><li>sure we would see the light of day. </li></ul><ul><li>If I had the opportunity to change anything in our marriage it would be me. </li></ul><ul><li>The number one thing I would change is to be more considerate of her. </li></ul><ul><li>Very many time I have failed so miserably at this by only thinking of myself and not of her. </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy is a person who loves me and would die for me. </li></ul><ul><li>A one of a kind! </li></ul><ul><li>I truly hope for the men that read this that God will endow them with a beloved as he has done for me. </li></ul><ul><li>Men of Christ follow the 13 rules of “ Love your wife as Christ loved the Church” and it will enrich your marriage beyond your expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy I love you with ever fiber in my body . </li></ul><ul><li>Sonny Lewis </li></ul><ul><li>A member of the Pentecostals of Gainesville Florida. </li></ul><ul><li>Most importantly a man of God </li></ul>