In the 5th chapter of Ephesians, Paul writes, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.” The husband’s role is far more than to say sweet things and make his wife smile. He is called to sacrificially love her in all ways without reserve; to lay down his life for her sake. He is to shepherd her; directing her path towards the light of Christ. He is to cherish her as a precious jewel that nothing else compares to. He is to intimately know her in a most deep and spiritual way. He is to listen and to value every word that she says. He is to comfort her when she lacks assurance, is troubled, or frightened. He is to lift her up and pray for her always. He is to sacrifice all that he has to satisfy her needs. He is to fiercely pray over his marriage, that it may magnify the name of Christ; bringing glory and honor to God.