Douglas Wilson linked to this happy little article, thus making me aware of it. It’s an excerpt from a talk given by Albert Mohler. It is, I think, a wonderful picture of two types of men. Mohler’s evidently a straight talker. The first type is a provider and a protector. He loves his wife and desires her respect. The second is a taker and a exploiter. He loves his sexual arousal, but his sexuality is all inward. The first man’s sexuality is union-oriented. He makes love to his wife. The second simply makes love to himself. The first is two-handed love; the second is one. Which type of man are you, or do you want to be? As a woman, which type of man do you want?
We’re selfish by nature, that is, our fallen nature. It’s only in Christ, in the power of his resurrection, that we can be men who provide and protect, men who love our wives and earn their respect, men who pour themselves out for and into our wives. May Christ be honored in our homes, families, and especially our marriages.