Prepping for preaching on masculinity this Sunday and came across this quote:
A husband must embrace self-sacrifice for the sake of his wife’s well-being…the main threat against which a man must protect his wife is his own sin. A friend once expressed his awakening to this truth in these words: ‘I used to think that if a man came into my house to attack my wife, I would certainly stand up to him. But then I came to realize that the man who enters my house and assaults my wife every day is me, through my anger, my harsh words, my complaints, and my indifference. As a Christian, I came to realize that the man I needed to kill in order to protect my wife is myself as a sinner.’ This is exactly right. (The Masculine Mandate, 87)
Father bring us to repentance. Help our men at Seven Mile Road to be like Jesus and die to ourselves that our wives might live.