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

Ephesians 5:25 NIV

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Love Your Wives

Over the past century, war brides have been a part of the fabric of Canadian society. The term “war bride” refers to the estimated 48,000 young women who met and married Canadian servicemen during the Second World War. These war brides were mostly from Britain, but a few thousand were also from other areas of Europe: the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy and Germany. War brides also came to Canada after the First World War – an estimated 54,000 relatives accompanied the returning troops following demobilization in 1918.

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I watch a couple on social media who are hilarious. They both give marriage tips that are so ridiculous you can’t help but laugh – especially when he gives the tips, and she just rolls her eyes. The Bible says a lot about marriage, and one of the best marriage tips it gives is found in Ephesians 5:25: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” What a wonderful and challenging command this is. Husbands have the primary role in a successful marriage, just as Jesus had the primary role in our redemption. Our wives need to know that we love them enough that we would lay our lives down for them. We love Jesus because He first loved us by laying down His life for us on a Roman cross. Husband, does your wife know that you love her so much that you would be willing to lay down your life for her? Does she know that you love her like Jesus? You are commanded to do so, and when she knows that you do, your marriage will be more than you could ever imagine.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley