This Puritan work of modest length will be valued by pastors for the number of spiritual observations and applications drawn from Ephesians 5.22-33. It must be said that the editing is poor, doing little to provide a better flow for present-day readers, but it is a good pastoral resource. William Gouge (1575-1653) preached at Blackfriars for 45 years, and at seventy joined the deliberations of the Westminster Assembly, becoming chairman of the drafting committee. This book is taken from Of Domestic Duties, published when he was 47. His greatest work was his renowned commentary on Hebrews.