Category Archives: Ephesians 5

Does the Bible Teach Male Headship? Part 2

Part 1 of this series showed how the covenant community of the church fits into the Bible’s Great Story as a redeemed spiritual family– a family in which all Christians are brothers and sisters and God is our Father– let’s … Continue reading

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Does the Bible Teach Male Headship? Part 1

Many Christians say the Bible teaches that the man is the head of the woman and that the husband is the head of the house, the instrument of God for directing the family, and God’s designated final authority for decision-making … Continue reading

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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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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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