Category: Submission

Thinking about Submission in Light of Domestic Abuse

Earlier today, writer Rachel Held Evans posted a blog in which she issued a strong condemnation of Michael and Debi Pearl, authors of the controversial book To Train Up a Child. In case you’re unfamiliar with the book, Rachel offers a a summary of the controversy behind it, the center of which is its alleged…
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The Stay at Home Daughter Movement

Last month I received a link to the following article that ran in Time Magazine entitled Meet the ‘Selfless’ Women of the ‘Stay at Home Daughters Movement’. I had never before heard of the Stay at Home Daughters Movement (SAHD for short) so the information came as quite a shock. Especially given that the article was…
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Living Out Ephesians 5

A couple months ago I wrote a post entitled The Wisdom of Submission in which I explored the context of Ephesians 5 and its teachings on submission. Marital submission is generally taught as a kind of umbrella formula by which all “good Christian wives” should abide, but that does not appear to be the context…
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Understanding Male Headship

After my last post I received a comment that I really want to respond to because it raised an excellent question: How does female leadership relate to submission in Christian marriage? The commenter also wondered if our constructs of marriage are at all culturally based. These are truly important questions, and the answer to the…
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The Wisdom of Submission

Last week my husband’s small group discussed Ephesians 5 and they had a fascinating discussion about submission that I want to share with you today. The whole conversation began after reading verse 22–Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord–after which one of the group members asked the following insightful question: “Is there ever…
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