Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
Ephesians 5:25-26 (NIV)
Husbands, Love Your Wives
Canadian spousal sponsorship is how a Canadian citizen or permanent resident can sponsor their partner to come to Canada and live permanently. In Canada, we know how important it is for families to be together. For this reason, applications for spousal sponsorship are considered a top priority. Sponsorship applications take approximately 12 months to process from start to finish. They are typically not processed much faster than 12 months but they can take longer, depending on the nature of the case.
It takes work to maintain a happy marriage. Marriages that last decades are a blessing to others, as they watch a couple navigate the ups and downs of life over the years. In a marriage based on a relationship with Jesus Christ, the Bible gives some practical advice. Biblically, just as Jesus took the prime responsibility for our redemption, so husbands are called to take the prime responsibility in a Christian marriage. Paul writes this in Ephesians 5:25-26: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word.” We follow Christ because He loved us enough to lay down His life for us, taking the punishment that we deserve for our sins. The Bible calls husbands to love their wives in the same way. Wives need to know that they are loved enough that their husband would be willing to lay down their lives for them, just as Jesus laid down His life for us. That means each husband needs to make a daily commitment to Christ and to the wife God has given them. Love your spouse today as Jesus loved you.
These have been words from the heart.