After covering God’s responsibilities for the husband and wife, I think a little more clarification is needed on Spirit-filled responses in extreme cases. Should a Christian husband or wife be a doormat for a demanding, self-centered spouse? Even broader, how do Christians deal with difficult authority figures, especially when one is being asked to compromise one’s values or convictions?
This Sunday we will take one more look at the husband-wife role in light of these kinds of questions. In Tough Love, Militant Submissiveness, we will look at the core of God’s call to us and how to fulfill that core rather than superficial demands.