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The Priority of Tenderness
DWM-01 – Is Marriage Your Priority?
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The Priority of Tenderness

Now that is a lot of love that a husband is to have for his wife. That is a high standard for a husband to keep, but there is still a higher standard. Scripture says, “Husbands, love your wives just as Christ also loved the church.”
Who then can understand, who then can plumb the depths of the love of Jesus for His people? But this much we do know about the love of Christ for His people.
o It is unconditional or free love (Rom. 5:8).
o It is a volitional love. He chooses to love us (Deut. 7:7; Eph. 1:6,7).
o It is an intense love (John 13:1; Eph. 5: 2,25).
o It is an unending love (John 13:1; Jer. 31:3; Rom. 8:39).
o It is an unselfish love (Phil. 2:6, 7).
o It is a purposeful love.
o It is sacrificial love. Eph. 5:2, 24; Gal. 2:20; 1 Pet. 3:18; Rom. 5:6-11; 1 Pet. 2:24).
o It is a manifested love. John 10:1-14; 14:1-3; 13:34,35; 15:9-10; Rom. 8:32; Phil. 4:13, 19; Heb. 4:14-16).
So how can we as husbands love our wives with Christ’s love? Here are just a few ideas:
11. A PRIORITY OF TENDERNESS. A husband who believes his primary ministry is marriage will express his love by giving her a lot of tenderness, respect, chivalry, and courtesy (Eh. 5:28; Col. 3:19; 1 Cor. 13:4, 5). Do not use jokes about her or make cutting remarks to her in front of other people. Speak to her in a gentle and respectful way. Treat her as you would a valuable jewel rather than a piece of cinder or a garbage can.
12. A PRIORITY OF PRAISING HER. A husband who believes his primary ministry is marriage will love her by expressing appreciation and praise generously and in large doses (1 Pet. 3:7; Prov. 31:28).
From DWM-01 – Is Marriage Your Priority? (021014PM) – https://youtu.be/YtYiz5yiAtU
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