Q. My question is in regards to Christian living and marriage. Since my wife had 2 children via cesarean, she has been left with some very loose skin and it has caused her to feel very insecure and apparently prevents her from certain exercises. She understands that I love her and am still attracted to her but she really wants to get a procedure done to remove the flap of skin that is causing her grief. I believe her motives are pure and we have prayed about it. My concern is that it costs a lot of money and I want to be a good steward of what God has given our family, is this a lack of compassion for my wife’s desires on my part? We can pay for the procedure with out using credit. What are your thoughts on this matter?
A. In Ephes 5:25-27 Paul told husbands to love our wives as Christ loves the Church and gave himself up for her. To me this means we should not withhold anything from our wives just as the Lord did not withhold anything from the Church, including His own life.
A husband’s love for his wife should be sacrificial in nature. This procedure seems very important to her and since you’re financially able to provide it for her then it is God’s will that you should.