…fail their congregations and their Lord (not to mention their wives).
If the body of Christ cannot look to the elders for models of something as important as marriage, how can they respect us in anything else? Managing the home well is one of the basic qualifications to lead.
Husbands are called to reflect Christ to their wives. Christ doesn’t abandon, shun, or push us to the corner. His bride is way up on the priority list. And He never makes us wonder if His attention is elsewhere. Pastors, of all people, should be leading the way for other married men. Let’s show our people a Christ-like romance.
And, our wives married men, not ministries. There was no fine print in our wedding vows that releases us from them if we get called to church leadership. Loving, cherishing, and spending time with our wives is not optional. If we cannot do that while serving the body, we should choose her and find a new job.
Pastors and elders, let’s love our wife like Christ loves His.
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