it is quite possible the person from whom I have learned the most about how to love and serve my wife is C.J. Mahaney. His book: Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God was a serious contribution to my marital education and truly contains what every Christian husband needs to know (subtitle). There are catchy phrases all throughout this book that I still repeat to myself as I pray to love and serve my wife as Christ has called me. For example, “Before you touch her body, touch her mind and heart.” The concluding chapter written by C.J.’s wife, Carolyn, is worth its weight in gold and allows you to involve your wife in this discussion in a very helpful way.
If you are a Christian husband…you need to read this book. If you are a married pastor…you really need to read this book, then make it required reading for every Christian husband in your church. It is required reading for every young man involved in our pre-marital counseling and a regular tool used to disciple married men in our congregation. My hope is it will transform your understanding of your role in marriage in the same way it did in mine.
You can find it on sale here. Are there others who have found this as helpful as I have?