Men, can you love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her?
Can you love your wives as you love your bodies?
Can you give up your life for her, if necessary?
If not, you’re not ready to be married.
God and the Apostle Paul are not only telling you to love your wives but to love us as Christ loved the church, to be willing to give your life for us.
Prayerfully, it would never come to that type of situation, but you need to assess if you are willing to love your wife deeply and sincerely.
Can you love, protect, and prevent hurt, harm, and damage to your mate before considering yourself?
Gentlemen, can you be the ‘head’ that studies the word of God to make your wife holy, cleansing her by washing with water through the word?
Are you already immersed in God’s word, filled with His Holy Spirit, led and directed by what His Word says so you can help your wife grow more spiritually after she marries you?
Are you mature in Christ enough that you can make your wife holy through the Word, as the scriptures state?
It would be best to come to the marriage ceremony prepared and ready.
It’s too late to start reading and studying your Bible after you’re married if you want to be the kind of husband the Bible talks about.
Yes, you could ‘chance’ it, but it will be a rocky start to the marriage.
Why take that chance?
Marriage is challenging enough when both partners are saved, sanctified, and the Holy Spirit is the third partner.
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered 1 Peter 3:7 (ESV).
Discuss your thoughts about marriage being a team effort: