What does it mean to love your wife? The Bible affirms that husbands are to love their wives as Christ loved the Church. As Alistair Begg explains, this is a high standard that is nothing less than a model of the cross of Christ. This love is not harsh; it is sensitive, natural, purposeful, sacrificial, and exclusive. It is a love that enables a wife to flourish in her femininity and grow in her love for Christ.