God Never Desired Patriarchy! After reading the historical accounts throughout the Bible, one can easily be misled into believing that male leadership is God's intended design for marriages, families, and for mankind in general. But, a closer look at God's word clearly reveals that God never desired patriarchy. In fact, it is instead a testimony to God's… Continue reading Patriarchy has Fallen and Women are Raised
Although it is clear that God gave Eve to be a 'help meet' (helper who is suitable) for Adam, there are at least three Biblical reasons why a husband ought to be a 'help meet' for his wife too. (Understand 'meet' to mean 'fit', 'suitable', 'right' or 'counterpart'). CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD Adam and Eve were… Continue reading HUSBAND, ARE YOU A SUITABLE HELP FOR YOUR WIFE?
COMPLEMENTARIANISM - A FORM OF PATRIARCHY Complementarianism is a belief that limits the roles of a wife to those that won't infringe on her husband as head 'over' her. As such, Complementarianism is a form of patriarchy, but, unlike full-blown Patriarchy, which has women subject to men in every area of society, this version is… Continue reading The Fallacy around Male Headship in the Home and in the Church
Biblical texts are often used as proofs for our own particular set of Christian values. Among those are texts which appear to subject women to men and wives to their husbands. But do these texts mean what many have ascribed to them? Clarity for these texts are found in careful consideration of each passage in… Continue reading Husbands (and wives), Deprive and Dominate or Supply and Share
HIS AND HERS? We can clearly see in Scripture that wives are expected to submit to their husbands, and that husbands are to love their wives as Christ loves the Church and to lay down their lives for them. “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the… Continue reading Husbands, Submit To Your Wives!
Continued from part 1 Countless times I have heard it preached that married women should submit to their husbands and that the man is the head of the home. It is preached straight from the scriptures. Are those who preach submission really preaching straight or are they preaching skew?In the past, Rob and I tried… Continue reading Equality in Marriage – 2
Why is it that there are so many messages on the subject of godly women submitting to their husbands and husbands being the spiritual head of the home? Is it because this message is so hard to swallow that we need to keep being reminded of it? I think if we had half a chance… Continue reading Equality in Marriage – 1