Let’s go over something that has bothered me for a long time.
Ephesians 5:22 says “Wives submit to your husbands” Some husbands (at least in the church) have used this passage to get their way in their marriage. They could not be more wrong. The very next verse in 5:25 says “Husbands love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” I don’t think men realize the depth of that statement. In a nutshell, he is saying- you are to sacrifice everything in order to love, honor and cherish your wife.
In 5:28 it says husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies.
God put you together for a reason and that reason is to care for each other, be there for each other. In Proverbs it says Blessed is the man who has someone to help him up, whoa to the man who does not have anyone to help him up.
Keep in mind, your wife is not a maid, punching bag, sex toy or a person to constantly degrade and yell at.
She has been chosen for you by God Proverbs 16:9
Serve each other. Put down the remote, your phone, newspaper or whatever is distracting you from your spouse.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.