From Pastor’s Desk:
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word… – Ephesians 5:25-26 NKJV
The key phrase, to me, is “gave Himself for her.” If every man loved his wife enough to give himself for her the way Jesus loves the church, this world would be a much better place. No dysfunctional families, no single mothers raising their children by themselves, etc., but rather, a wholesome family entity that is unstoppable.
That, then, would carry over into the church, because the church is made up of each family unit. Thus, the church would also be unstoppable.