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Christian Marriage

God on Divorce (Malachi 2:16)

May 21st, 2016

Traditional translations of Malachi 2:16 are misleading. Here are some better translations that faithfully reflect the Hebrew grammar, and do not have God saying, “I hate divorce.” Continue reading»

Ephesians 5:22-33, in a Nutshell

June 21st, 2015

In what way (or ways) is the relationship between Jesus and the church a model for marriage? What does Paul mean in Ephesians 5:22-33? Continue reading»

Egalitarian Books and Resources on Christian Marriage

July 14th, 2014

Here are ten books, or resources, on Christian marriage that are suitable for engaged and married couples, marriage counselors and coaches, and pastors. They all have an egalitarian, or mutualist, perspective.

Do you have experience with these resources? Are there others that should be added to this list? Continue reading»

“Busy at Home”: How does Titus 2:4-5 apply today?

June 11th, 2013

In this article I look at the instructions in Titus 2:4-5 which Paul gave to the young Christian wives at Crete, and determine what the timeless principles are. Continue reading»

What do Egalitarian Christian Marriages look like?

February 12th, 2013

“What does it look like to live in a Christ-centered home committed to shared leadership and mutual submission, instead of gender hierarchies?”
This is the question writer and blogger Jenny Rae Armstrong asked her readers at the beginning of 2013. Jenny has since been posting readers’ responses to this question every Monday on her blog. If you’ve been wondering how egalitarian Christian marriages work, reading some of these real-life stories from real-life Christian couples is a great place to start. Continue reading»

Plutarch and Paul on Husbands and Wives

November 13th, 2012

As I was comparing Plutarch’s “Advice to the Bride and Groom” with First Corinthians for a recent assignment, it struck me how different Plutarch’s and Paul’s views were about the relationship between husbands and wives. It also struck me that many Christians sound much more like Plutarch, rather than Paul, in what they think and say about men and women and marriage. Continue reading»

Submission in Marriage

August 14th, 2012

What does submission mean? What does the Bible say about submission in marriage? Is wifely submission relevant in our society? Continue reading»

God wants women to be happy in marriage

July 9th, 2012

A woman told me the other day that it was God’s will she suffer in her marriage. Today I read a verse that shows God wants women to be happy in marriage. [700 words] Continue reading»

Mutuality in Marriage: 1 Corinthians Chapter 7

June 26th, 2012

In 1 Corinthians chapter 7, Paul deals with the subjects of sex, marriage, divorce and singleness. Paul’s instructions here reveal his egalitarian views. Continue reading»

Leading Together in the Home

June 19th, 2012

Leviticus 19:3 says: “Every one of you shall reverence his mother and father. . .” I decided to search for other verses that also mention “mother” first. What I found surprised me. Continue reading»

Paul’s Main Point in Ephesians 5:22-33

April 30th, 2012

Ephesians 5:22-33 is written as a chiasm with the main point in the centre of the passage. We misinterpret Ephesians 5:22-33 if we miss Paul’s main point. Continue reading»

Submission and Respect from Husbands – 1 Peter 3:7-8

April 26th, 2012

Many Christians believe that submission in marriage is the duty only of wives. In 1 Peter 3:7 Peter comes very close to saying that husbands are to be submissive to their wives too. Continue reading»

Submission and Respect from Wives – 1 Peter 3:1-6

April 24th, 2012

In 1 Peter 3:1-6, Peter resumes the theme of submission. This time he addresses wives. Continue reading»

The Trinity and Marriage

October 28th, 2011

Here are 4 reasons why I’m staying out of gender discussions which use the Trinity as a model for marriage. Continue reading»

Submission and Respect from Husbands in 1 Peter 3:7-8

September 11th, 2011

Many Christians believe that submission in marriage is the duty only of wives. In 1 Peter 3:7 Peter comes very close to saying that husbands are to be submissive to their wives too. Continue reading»

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