LW 18: Spirit-Filled Husbands & Wives 1

Genesis 1:26-27; Galatians 3:26-29; Malachi 2:14; Ephesians 5:31

There are many caricatures of the Christian point of view regarding the role of husbands and wives. Many will paint the picture of a male-dominated home with the wife “pregnant, barefoot and in the kitchen.” The husband is the king of his castle and the rest of the family are silent subjects, scurrying back and forth to carry out the king’s wishes.

That’s why movies like My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding are so humorous. In one part of the room the father of the bride-to-be is boasting with full voice, “I am the head of the house!” In the other part of the room the women are gathered and they all laugh hilariously whil his wife says, “And the wife is the neck that turns the head,” for they all know how much she controls her husband in reality.

This is also why political pundits went crazy when presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann said that she submits to her husband. There is no understanding of the Biblical teachings about men and women and the husband wife role.

It all starts with understanding who we are as human beings before our Creator God. Then we need to see who we are as brothers and sisters in Christ. And finally what does God say is true for husbands and wives…

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