Godly Husbands: Reflecting the Image of Christ for our Wives

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This past weekend I did my first workshop for a church. I was asked to do a workshop for newly married husbands. When I arrived I found that there were only 3 (out of 11) who had been married for less than 3 years. Some had been married for nearly 60 years! It was incredibly humbling to hear the responses from the men who have been married for so long. They were so eager to learn and continue to work on their marriages.

We focused primarily on Ephesians 5 and what exactly it means to love our wives as Christ loves the church. We discussed how we are wired differently to show love and accept respect. I feel the discussion went very well. Preaching there Sunday morning was also a pleasure. The topic of faithfulness and commitment is always something I enjoy preaching about. “God is more faithful than we are.” It sounds like a no-brainer but the implications of this for our relationships seems to be far reaching and at times quite difficult. I look forward to opportunities in the future to do similar workshops.


About joshkellar

I'm married to an incredible woman of God and have two daughters that love to laugh and delight in the Lord. My goal in life is to bring others into closer relationship with God by engaging them in His story as we journey together in a faith-filled community. The basis for every decision I make in life comes back to my calling to share the love of God with those around me. My hope is that at every opportunity I will encourage others into a greater lifelong journey of discipleship.

Posted on January 22, 2007, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. That’s exciting stuff! I imagine you’ve got a good story or two to tell from that experience. ;-D I’ll bet it was a good sermon that you preached, too. Sounds like you were fired up — the best stuff always comes out when you’re fired up.

    I miss my preaching partner. :-/

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  3. I know you did a great job! I really appreciate all you do to be a man after God’s heart!

    love always,

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