Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
Ephesians 5:25-26 ESV
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:4 ESV
Good Morning Men of God,
The word intimate means to have a close familiar relationship with someone or something. Our daily pursuit should be to have an intimate relationship with the Father. Through prayer, reading, and serving our lives should be devoted to growing closer to him daily. But how is our intimacy with our family? As fathers and husbands those we lead desire a intimate relationship with us in a similar way that we desire it from the Father. They want our time and attention. They want to feel our adoration and approval. They want to understand that they are important to us. We can accomplish this by being intentionally intimate with our wives and kids. Our two text today show use that we are to love and cherish our wives like Christ loved the church and lovingly train our children in the Lord. Taking time to do these things will lead us to intentional intimacy. Go sit on your sons bed and talk sports. Do your daughters nails and laugh with her. Hold your wife longer than you have in years, and tell her you love her. Taking intimacy seriously will improve on your relationship and open doors of ministry in your home. Try it!
Love you Guys