The Meaning of Sacrifice

Steve Arterburn

To make headway in your marriage, incorporate sacrificial acts of leadership; letting Jesus be your ultimate role model. Consider Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet. What does it mean? This act of submission wasn’t about showing off His superior humility or sensitivity. Setting an example wasn’t even Jesus’ primary motive. Listen to what the Bible says in the 13th chapter in the book of John:


‘It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love’So he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet.’

Men, you should do no less for your wife. The sacrifice of male submission will release your wife to live life fully and blossom to her full potential.

Servant leadership is more than vacuuming before your wife returns home from running errands. It’s more than washing dishes, running a load of laundry, or filling her car with gas. Servant leadership means loving your wife in a way that liberates and transforms her. If you haven’t already done so, take your first step of servant leadership today!

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