Two Way Street
Ephesians 5:22-31 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord...
think about it.
Who or what is to be submissive in these verses? How does love influence or transform submission? What is our model for love and submission (5:22-33)? What gets in the way of your submission, love or respect in your relationships?
Although Ephesians 5:21-33 is often viewed as controversial, anti-woman and restrictive, I don't find it that way at all. When you really jump into these verses and consider the passage as a whole, not pulling out portions by themselves, you'll see that all Paul has done is describe for us a properly functioning marital relationship. It's really a wonderful picture of teamwork in marriage--two very different people loving and supporting each other.
What did Ephesians 5:21-33 show you about the husband-wife relationship? What about Christ's relationship with the Church? Tami W.
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