Tertullian, famous for once describing women as “the devil’s gateway”, wrote some wonderful things about equality and mutuality in marriage. He did not regard the household code in Ephesians as either comprehensive or prescriptive. Continue reading»
Do husbands have a particular responsibility for the spiritual growth of their wives? Will husbands one day present their wives to Jesus in much the same way as Jesus will present the church to himself? (Cf. Eph. 5:25-27) Continue reading»
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»
In Ephesians 5:33 it says that a wife should “fear” (phobeō) her husband. Did Paul want wives to be afraid? What is the connection between fear and respect? Continue reading»
The (late) esteemed New Testament scholar Leon Morris cautions us to not make hasty assumptions about the metaphorical meaning of “head” in the New Testament. Continue reading»
Dear Dr Grudem, mutual submission is not a myth.
Submission is not always, or necessarily, to a person in authority (cf Ephesians 5:21-22). Continue reading»
What does submission mean? What does the Bible say about submission in marriage? Is wifely submission relevant in our society? Continue reading»