Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Elephant in the Egalitarian Room “wives submit in everything” Ephesians 5:24

Egalitarians often promote “mutual submission” in marriage and use Ephesians 5:21 for support.  Marg Mowczko makes a compelling argument from Scripture in support of mutual submission here.  While equal, mutual, “vice-versa” submission sounds like a great way to run a … Continue reading

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Does Someone Have to Be in Charge of Your Marriage?

Christian complementarianism often makes this argument, as explained in the book Love and Respect, by Emerson Eggerichs: “What your husband wants is your acknowledgement that he is the leader, the one in authority. This is not to grind you under … Continue reading

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Dear Charis… Stand

Wade Burleson addresses his adult daughter, Charis, in a recent blog post.  He shares a message with his beloved daughter which I never had the privilege of hearing from my earthly father, husband, nor church teachers/leaders.  But God is my … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:16 Analyzed by Don Johnson

Gen 3:16  He said to the woman, I will greatly increase your sorrow and your conception; you shall bear sons in sorrow, and your desire shall be toward your husband; and he shall rule over you. Gen 4:7  If you … Continue reading

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What Does a Christian Egalitarian Marriage Look Like?

I walked into a Christian book store the other day, and happened to look at the section on marriage.  And guess what?  Every book on the shelf was some variation on “husbands, here’s how to lead your wives/wives, here’s how … Continue reading

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Sexuality in Marriage

Egalitarian Sex.  Biblically, is there any other kind?  After all, the sole New Testament mention of authority within marriage occurs in 1 Corinthians 7:4 The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. … Continue reading

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Wives: Has Making Your Husband “King of the Home” Actually Been Hurting Your Marriage?

Women are often told that if they will just be submissive enough to their husbands, their marriages will become everything God meant marriage to be.  Sadly, the reality doesn’t always line up.  If you’re a wife and the comment below … Continue reading

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