The Exemplary Husband
A Biblical Perspective
A book which shows how a Christian husband must start with his relationship to God in the areas of reverence, worship, love, humility. Once he learns, from these, the foundation for knowing how to love and lead his wife, he is on the road to becoming an exemplary husband.
There’s also a powerful and helpful section on “fatal sins” to a husband’s life: anger, anxiety, fear, lust, and how to fight them.
God ordained marriage between a man and a woman for companionship, procreation, and so man would have a suitable helper. However, God says much more in the Bible about husbands loving their wives than He says about wives submitting to their husbands. He created marriage to be a picture of the relationship between Christ and the Church. Christ was willing to sacrifice His life for the Church, and God expects no less from husbands today.
The overall purpose of The Exemplary Husband is to assist husbands toward purposeful and lasting Christ-likeness for the glory of God. It was written to be a companion book for The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace. Couples who commit to the biblical principles presented in these books will find a oneness in marriage that will give God glory and bring His blessing.
“The strength of this book is its high view of God and theological foundation. Husbands are to be the spiritual leaders in their homes and to love their wives as Christ loved the church. The Exemplary Husband lays out a careful explanation of how to do that, all the while looking to the Lord Jesus Christ as the husband’s example. It is practical and life changing, and I believe it will become a classic for men to study and restudy until our Lord returns. I am so very pleased to highly recommend it.” — Martha Peace, author of The Excellent Wife