How the Cross Shapes a Husband’s Love

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A husband is one of God’s greatest inventions, equipped to shine a bright light into God’s world. He is called to illuminate his surroundings. How? By reproducing in his marriage the radiance of God’s own glory.

Few husbands understand the full nature of their calling, instead imagining themselves to be joined to their wives merely for the pleasures of romantic affection, common interests, and raising kids. To a degree this is true, but there is far more to marriage than mutual fulfillment. In the Bible, husbands and wives unite for a purpose beyond themselves: to spread God’s glory in a dark world.

And it’s especially the husband who’s called to stoke that glory.

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