My book club is reading Falling in Love With Jesus: Abandoning Yourself to the Greatest Romance of Your LifeThe authors teach that Christian women, whether single or married, should refer to and love Jesus as our husband. What do you think? Is this biblical? The scriptures refer to Jesus as the groom and his church as his bride.

I am aware that many people love this book, and it may be providing genuine spiritual help. Yet biblically speaking, as you mention, Jesus is the husband of the church (Ephesians 5:22-33)—not of individual members in the church. I certainly commend you for determining to think biblically about this matter.

Further, men and women alike stand corporately in a feminine relationship to Christ, as his bride. So if the author is right, then I (as a man) should call Jesus my husband. That's not only weird, but a departure from normative theology of gender.

When I read a book that feels "off" in one way or another, I still try to find what is good and true. If that is not possible, or I am too distracted by whatever emphasis is bothering me, then I give up. That's your call.