So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. (Ephesians 5:28-29)
A famous football star punches out his fiancee (now his wife) and it is captured on video. He loses his job, his livelihood and his dignity. There is something even more important than all these; his soul is lost due to sin. If you are a husband, respect and honor your wife just like Christ does the church. Treat her with loving regard, not with violent acts that harm and destroy. Losing control of your temper and hurting the one you claim to love is a shameful sin and crime. Kindness, gentleness and self-control are marks of strength of character. By which of these will you define yourself? Love you wife like Christ loves the church.