Man Up Kneel Down

Author: J. Aaron White
Paperback, 160 pages
ISBN 9781633421868

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About the book

Many Christian husbands know and affirm the apostle Paul’s command: “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25).

However, busy schedules, life’s demands, and our own remaining sin join forces and plot against our good intentions to love and serve our wives. We may even find ourselves engaged in many fruitful ministry endeavors while the noble calling of coming alongside our beloved brides goes by the wayside.

Man Up Kneel Down: Shepherding Your Wife Toward Greater Joy in Jesus is a street-level, biblically saturated, gospel-centered guide for guys who want to lead their families well by serving their wives. With accessible chapters, humor, application questions, and more, Man Up Kneel Down offers the Christian husband a guide to shepherd his wife with intentionality amidst the demands of life.


“Get a copy of Man Up Kneel Down and get the spiritual nutrition you need to keep your marriage growing and healthy.”
—Marty Machowski

“…an excellent resource for Christian marriage! It’s grounded in the truth and beauty of gospel, full of biblical wisdom, and winsome yet serious in its personal application. Wives will be truly blessed as their husbands embrace this sacred calling to love as Christ loves his church.”
—Jill Nelson

“White offers husbands like me an accessible handbook, a field manual on the care and feeding of a beloved helpmate.”
—Sam Crabtree

About the author

J. Aaron White has served in vocational ministry for over ten years as a worship director, associate pastor, and senior pastor. He married his high school sweetheart, Tanya, in 2004 and they have since been blessed with five children. Pastor White holds degrees in communication studies, systematic theology, and practical theology. He also has a beloved Boston Terrier named Charlie, loves biking and strong coffee, and is painfully aware that he married way out of his league.

Customer reviews

5 customer reviews
5 out of 5 stars

Primer for a gospel centered marriage!

May 13, 2021

Aaron does a phenomenal job directing his readers to keep Christ at the center of their marriage to truly experience the fullness that God intended marriage to be. He does not waver in his pursuit to call men to the role that God has graciously bestowed on them to lead and shepherd their wives. With practical situations and questions to help and encourage young and old husbands to a deeper intimacy with their wife this book is a perfect primer for anyone either to be married or married for years.

Dustin Erickson

Gospel hope for sinners like you and me

April 30, 2021

I am so thankful for Aaron's timely and wise counsel provided by this book. Marriage can be difficult because of MY SIN. This book captures the gospel message of repentance and redemption that leads to practical, applicable, and godly help to husbands like me. I am so thankful for men like Aaron who are writing good expositions of Scripture that address our gospel need in all areas of life, like marriage and family. This book is worth the price and worth passing along to other husbands as well.

Jordan Cernek

Pithy, practical, and wise

January 18, 2021

Pastor Aaron's gospel-centric charge gives hope along with fuel for living out the challenging call of Ephesians 5:25. Engaged and married men would benefit from carefully reading this book. The way J. Aaron White applies the Bible is pithy, practical, and wise.

Silas Buus

December 07, 2020

A book every husband should read.

Marty machowski

November 30, 2020

I was married in 1985. If the church that married us had given me this type of straight forward, Biblically correct guidance, I can not help but think my marriage would have been much better. Many problems in my marriage were due to a lack of spiritual leadership from me as well as my pridefulness. Both of my daughters are engaged to be married. I have already asked both of the men involved to read this book prior to moving forward with the weddings.
I look forward to the rest of my time married to my wife and I will honor God while I man up and kneel down.

Mark Sloat

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