Biblical Portrait of a Husband

    • A godly husband is fully submitted to Christ. (Colossians 1:10-12)
    • He loves his wife sacrificially. (John 12:24)
    • He diligently seeks to understand his wife. (1 Peter 3:7)
    • He lovingly teaches her the truth of God’s word, both overtly and through his conduct. (Ephesians 5:25-27)
    • He is concerned about the spiritual well being of his wife and prays for her on a regular basis. (Colossians 4:2)
    • He does not rule over his wife or family; he is there to serve even as he leads. (Mark 10:45)
    • He takes seriously his responsibility to shepherd his family knowing that he must give an account to the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)
    • He listens attentively to his wife to grow in his knowledge of her. (Proverbs 31:11)
    • He treats his wife with gentleness and understanding at all times. (1 Peter 3:7)
    • He places the interests of his wife above his own. (Philippians 2:3-5)
    • He is self-controlled, kind, humble, and not easily angered. (Galatians 5:22-23)
    • He is not ruled by alcohol or other forms of intoxication. (Proverbs 20:1)
    • He does not indulge in ungodly passions; instead he disciplines his body to bring it under God’s authority. (Galatians 5:24)
    • He is ruled by Christ and places himself completely under His authority. (1 Corinthians 11:3)
    • He is not wise in his own eyes but relies on the wisdom of God as revealed in His word. (Proverbs 26:12; Psalm 1)
    • He does not lean on his own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
    • His decisions and actions flow from his study and meditation on God’s Word, rather than from his own desires. (Ps.119:11)
    • He takes great pleasure in his wife’s body and is faithful to her. (Genesis 2:24-25; 1 Corinthians 7:2)
    • He recognizes that his body is not his own but also belongs to his wife. (1 Corinthians 7:3-4)
    • He uses his speech to edify and build up his wife and children. (Colossians 4:6)
    • He guards his tongue, using it for blessing rather than cursing. (Ephesians 4:15)
    • He provides for the financial needs of his family. (1 Timothy 5:8)
    • He praises his wife to her and others and treats her as a precious treasure. (Proverbs 31:28-29)
    • His life reflects the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).
    • He is a God-pleaser, not a man-pleaser. (Galatians 1:10)