and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
References for Ephesians 5:27
In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
References for Ephesians 5:28
After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—
for we are members of his body.
References for Ephesians 5:30
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
References for Ephesians 5:31
This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.