The Exemplary Husband
A Biblical Perspective
When a Christian husband who starts from his relationship to God in the areas of reverence, love, and humility, he will there find his foundations for loving and leading his wife. The Exemplary Husband contains 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 more in the Bible about husbands loving their wives than about wives submitting to 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
About the Author
Dr. Stuart Scott teaches at Southern Seminary with over 30 years of experience in counseling and pastoral ministry. He served for ten years as associate pastor of family ministries and counseling at Grace Community Church under John MacArthur. Prior to coming to Southern Seminary, Scott served at The Master’s College and Seminary in biblical counseling. He is a fellow and member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He also serves as executive director of the One-Eighty Counseling and Education ministry, a nonprofit ministry partnering with local churches to help equip them in soul care.
Dr. Scott is author of From Pride to Humility; Biblical Manhood; Communication and Conflict Resolution. Also of Anger, Anxiety and Fear; Killing Sin Habits; The Faithful Parent (co-authored with Martha Peace). He co-edited the book Counseling the Hard Cases and is a contributor to the books, Think Biblically and Christianity and Counseling: Five Approaches.