The Complete Husband
A Practical Guide for Improved Biblical Husbanding
An outstanding Biblical manual for a man to learn how to love his wife! The Apostle Peter’s counsel to live with your wife in an understanding way is explained here, helping husbands to be kind and tender with the authority given them. The Complete Husband encourages and exhorts husbands to build the kind of Christian marriage God intended.
Author Lou Priolo turns his years of biblical counseling wisdom to married men. Men, be the type of husband that the Lord Jesus Christ wants all Christian men to be. If you wish your wife came with an owner’s manual, they did! It’s your Bible. Far from giving men carte blanche to order their wives around, Priolo shows men how the Bible instructs them to “know their wives.” After all, wives have dreams, goals, desires – and sorrows, just like men. It is the husband’s job to find out what they are and cultivate his wife, to help her be spiritually fertile.
The author reminds his readers that pleasing their wives does not refer primarily to the sexual area, but rather men must think in terms of the whole relationship, and the whole person. However, since he is aware that sexual relations is part of the blueprint God created for marriage, he devotes an entire chapter to the subject.
Above all, Priolo stresses that it is correct biblical thinking that leads to tender actions. This, in turn, will lead to more complete fulfillment in the marriage bond.
- I Wish She Came with a Manual
- Back to School for the Rest of my Life!
- So What’s There to Talk About?
- A Crash Course in Biblical Communication
- How to Love Your Wife, Part 1
- How to Love Your Wife, Part 2
- Fight Back without Getting Even
- Pleasing Possibilities
- “Honey, You Need a Bath”
- Sexual Relations in Marriage
- Protecting Your Wife from Danger
- How Much is She Worth to You?
- “Me, a Spiritual Leader?”
- Hang in There
About the Author
Lou Priolo is the founder and president of Competent to Counsel International and is an instructor with Birmingham Theological Seminary. He has been a full-time biblical counselor since 1985 and is a fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Lou has been married to his wife, Kim, since 1987 and has two daughters, Sophia and Gabriella. He is the author of numerous books, including Danger Signs of an Unhealthy Dating Relationship, Pleasing People, The Heart of Anger, and The Complete Husband.
“Fills a large, empty space on the pastor’s and parent’s resource shelf. It is simple without being shallow and comprehensive without being tedious. A man will find solid, biblical counsel here on how to know and love his wife. A book to read and return to often.”
—Tedd Tripp, Author of Shepherding a Child’s Heart and Instructing a Child’s Heart
“The Complete Husband is a great book about being a great husband. And now, with its updated text, plus application questions and exercises, it’s even better.”
—Amy Baker, Instructor and Counselor at Faith Biblical Counseling
“This practical book helps husbands to love their wives as Christ loves his church, treating such topics as loving leadership, communication, and sexual relations. Oh—and wives are encouraged to read it also.”
—Jay Adams, Author of Competent to Counsel and The Christian Counselor’s Manual