23 Biblical Qualities of a Good Husband

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1. He loves his wife sacrificially. (John 12:24)
2. He diligently seeks to understand his wife. (1 Peter 3:7)
3. He lovingly teaches her the truth of God’s word, both overtly and through his conduct. (Ephesians 5:25‐27)
4. He is concerned about the spiritual well being of his wife and prays for her on a regular basis. (Colossians 4:2) He does not rule over his wife or family; he is there to serve even as he leads. (Mark 10:45)
5. He takes seriously his responsibility to shepherd his family knowing that he must give an account to the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)
6. He listens attentively to his wife to grow in his knowledge of her. (Proverbs 31:11)
7. He treats his wife with gentleness and understanding at all times. (1 Peter 3:7)
8. He places the interests of his wife above his own. (Philippians 2:3‐5)
9. He is self‐controlled, kind, humble, and not easily angered. (Galatians 5:22‐23)
10. He is not ruled by alcohol or other forms of intoxication. (Proverbs 20:1)
11. He does not indulge in ungodly passions; instead he disciplines his body to bring it under God’s authority. (Galatians 5:24)
12. He is ruled by Christ and places himself completely under His authority. (1 Corinthians 11:3)
13. He is not wise in his own eyes but relies on the wisdom of God as revealed in His word. (Proverbs 26:12; Psalm 1)

14. He does not lean on his own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5‐6)
15. His decisions and actions flow from his study and meditation on God’s Word, rather than from his own desires. (Ps.119:11)
16. He takes great pleasure in his wife’s body and is faithful to her. (Genesis 2:24‐25; 1 Corinthians 7:2)
17. He recognizes that his body is not his own but also belongs to his wife. (1 Corinthians 7:3‐4)
18. He uses his speech to edify and build up his wife and children. (Colossians 4:6)
19. He guards his tongue, using it for blessing rather than cursing. (Ephesians 4:15)
20. He provides for the financial needs of his family. (1 Timothy 5:8)
21. He praises his wife to her and others and treats her as a precious treasure. (Proverbs 31:28‐29)
22. His life reflects the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22‐23).
23. He is a God‐pleaser, not a man‐pleaser. (Galatians 1:10)

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