Husbands, in the fight for your wife’s heart, ensure that your own heart’s defenses encompass and protect her as well. No matter how painful, she is to be sheltered on the inside, not the outside of that which you depend on for your own security.

Yes, being vulnerable can be very difficult, often requires sacrifice, feels unfair, and in varying degrees, challenges our emotional equilibrium as men. Intentional, loving, vulnerability does not make you a weak doormat; but it does provide you with sure-footedness for the task of being a source of strength and covering for her.

Ephesians 5: 28 – So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself