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Egalitarian Marriage: What it Looks Like

Jonalyn and Dale Fincher have a great vision of Egalitarian Marriage: What it Looks Like. Advertisements

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Does the New Testament Teach that Women Should be Housekeepers?

Here’s Titus 2:3-5 in the NIV (1984) translation: Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine,but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the … Continue reading

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Gender Roles and Responsibility – Part 2

In Part 1 I said, “Ultimately, we are all responsible for ourselves and our own actions.”  This means we cannot be ultimately responsible for anyone but ourselves.  Even with our children, our goal is to teach them self-responsibility so that they can … Continue reading

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Coming out of “Complementarianism” and Becoming Equal

In my marriage, I believed that my husband held “final decision making authority” and that I was obligated to “submit to him in everything” Eph 5:24.  Mark Driscoll provides a good picture of what my marriage looked like (minute 13:03): … 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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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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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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