by Jason Dees

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Ephesians 5:22-33

Ephesians 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.

25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 ''Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.'' 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.


Right after my high school graduation some buddies of mine and I went on a Senior trip, and we went to Buena Vista, Colorado and camped out for several days on the Arkansas River. We went mountain biking down Pike's Peak; we rafted down the Arkansas River. We went Rock Climbing, and we climbed Mount Princeton. It was really my first man-cation.

Life was pretty good for me. My dad, as you know, was a pastor in Southeast Huntsville; everyone in town knew and respected my family. I had had a charmed high school ca ...

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