I am a man who strives everyday to hold to the teachings of Jesus. After my relationship with God, my 2nd priority is my relationship with my wife.
In January we will celebrate our 8th Wedding Anniversary (time really does fly). Between three children, career changes, health challenges, we have been through some stuff during that time. I credit our faith in The Lord for bringing us this far.
I have recently finished reading The Complete Husband by Christian Counselor and Author Lou Priolo. In it Priolo digs deep into the Bible to define the true purpose of marriage and being a husband, from the perspective of the creator of this most basic institution: God’s perspective. Priolo pours over virtually all of the scriptures in the Bible that call husbands to fulfill the roles given to us by God himself.
It was a challenging read because while reading I was constantly reminded of the areas that I fall short in (more dates and foot rubs!). But Priolo also does a great job not only convicting us husbands, but inspiring us to be better and use the scriptures as our motivation. This volume is not for the feint of heart, as you will be tested and made to really evaluate where you are in your marriage in regard to God’s standard. Not a quick read, The chapters are chock full of verses and well laid out examples. They are deep, but never too heavy.
Whether your marriage is on the rocks, stale, or humming along nicely, I recommend this book for any husband who want to take their union to the next level.