Monthly Archives: March 2012

Practical Aspects of an Egalitarian Marriage

by Trevor Sykes Building on both Kristen and Don’s work in unpacking so well Ephesians 5, I would like to suggest some practical, egalitarian aspects that can be considered as we work to have our marriages more Christ centred.  I … Continue reading

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“Equal” is not “The Same”!

A common accusation toward egalitarians is that we advocate for an androgynous society where there is no difference between men and women.  I can’t speak for all egalitarians, but I can tell you that this very idea made me reluctant … Continue reading

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Is Marriage Really an Illustration of Christ and the Church? Part 3

Part 1 of this three-part blog post refuted the idea that marriage is an illustration of Christ’s relationship with the church.  Part 2 showed that Christ’s glorification of the church to become “one flesh” with Him is the main point … Continue reading

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Beautiful Symmetry in 1 Corinthians 7

Beautiful Symmetry in 1 Corinthians 7 by Don Johnson Observe how Paul is almost sing-song in his repetition; he alternates mentioning the woman first and the man first.  Before any analysis of word meaning or historical context,  Paul already makes … Continue reading

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Is Marriage Really an Illustration of Christ and the Church? Part 2

In part 1 I showed that Ephesians 5:21-33 does not say marriage is an illustration of Christ and the church.  It’s the other way around.  This passage shows couples a specific picture of Christ and the church, to take as … Continue reading

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Pearls of Wisdom: Marriage Books and heads up for “Six Ways Egalitarians Undermine Their Message”

Now and then, I hope to share a few links which add insight into the topic of egalitarian marriage.  These will be posted under “Pearls of Wisdom”. I have established a page for egalitarian marriage books, but there is wisdom … Continue reading

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Marriage and the Whole Image of God

God … is only rightly and fully imaged as male and female. Together. –J.R.D. Kirk Doesn’t that quote from Prof. Kirk sound relevant to God’s design for marriage? Here is a larger excerpt: The first indication we get in scripture … Continue reading

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