When You Want to Change Your Spouse

Ivan Mesa | March 14, 2017

In this new roundtable video, TGC Council members Danny Akin (president of Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina), Bill Kynes (senior pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Annandale, Virginia), and Miguel Núñez (senior pastor of International Baptist Church in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) discuss whether a husband should try to change his wife.

Marriage is “one of the most precious relationships God gives us,” Akin says. “It involves the hardest work and the greatest commitment of any relationship I have.” Akin also relates how often husbands desire to make their wives a replica of themselves. Núñez shares how it’s a temptation for husbands to “fix” their wives rather than acknowledging that only God can fix both husband and wife. Kynes argues we should both accept our wives for who they are and still labor for them to be conformed more into the image of Christ.

Husbands, watch this six-minute video (or listen to the podcast), and let’s strive even more to “love [our] wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Eph. 5:25).

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