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I Respect Those That Chose This Path, But Not For Religion's Sake.

Wives that choose to be submissive because they want to is something I really respect and admire because I know I'd never be able to do that.
But when it comes to being pressured into submission by the church, I severely disagree with it. God loves his children equally; he does not favor men. The verse that is quipped has a second part to it: Wives, be submissive to your husbands, and husbands, love your wives like Christ loved the church. What did Jesus do for the church? He was completely submissive to the church. This verse is telling spouses to submit to each other and not to abuse their own power over the other. Just thought I'd clear that up. :)
Emokitten Emokitten 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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Maybe a man shouldn't love his wife like Jesus loved the church, Jesus thought the church was corrupt and hated it. More likely man is meant to love his woman like Jesus loved mankind.

:3 This story is really old.. Or at least it seems that way. I just live how I want. I have my morals and I will not become a mindless Christian zombie that lives my life like every other Christian. **** that. I swear, I drink, I smoke, I'm bi, I want tat's and piercings, I listen to metal music, like sex, and having a good time. Know what? I'm 10 times more loving than any Christian who has patronized me for doing any of the above. I don't care if you think my body is a temple. Wine and incense were allowed, and the temple was a glorious expensive place... Full of decoration. Whiskey is my wine, cigarettes are my incense, tattoos are the paint of the temple, and piercings are the gold. Metal and swearing are my ways of making a joyful noise. I don't believe being attracted to the opposite sex is a sin, and I'm starting to turn asexual anyway. Not to mention, nobody's perfect.

I have no idea, but from what I've gathered, I don't think most husbands care if their wife is submissive. I think the wife kind of pushes him to care, and patronizes others for not submitting as she does... Just a thought. Lot's of women like to play the victim card, but I have to wonder how much of it is really true. If you don't want to do something, then who is forcing you?<br />
I mean, if your husband really abuses his power and makes you unhappy why would you marry someone like that in the first place? I'm pretty sure that would show up early on in the relationship.

You're a real woman. Men who want submission are looking for daughters and not wives. I'm a man but that submit crap irritates me. Why should a wife be an underling?

No woman should stay in an abusive relationship, much less marry an abusive man and even lesser have kids with the man. But a man DOES NOT govern anything that I do. I will NOT walk around like a mindless zombie, unable to make my own decisions and although you may not agree with me, that's okay. You live how you believe; I'll live how I believe. Nobody but God rules over me, and even then, because of free will, I am allowed to live as I please, if that is what I want. I have no interest in raising children, or raising a family. A husband is all the family that I need, once I get to that step. I will never stay home and raise children, and nothing that could ever happen will change my mind. I loathe cooking and cleaning and prefer to be more career-oriented and while I do not understand why women do the opposite of me, I do respect their decision, if that is truly what they want, rather than what is expected of them.

"where he is king, she is queen". This attuitude was not meant for women to be victimized by their husbands. The women is the nurtuerer, she loves the family, nourishes them and helps them to grow. The man makes the rules and governs the home, protects them and keeps them safe and he does it with love and gentleness and what is best for the whole family. This is a loving relationship that is truly encouraging for the life and home. A wife is to be subjected to her husband, but a husband is to LOVE AND RESPECT HIS WIFE. One does not exist without the other! Men abuse this and it is wrong of them. These men that are oppressive do not deserve a wife and children and therefore have no business being in a marriage. It makes me so sad to see women fall into abusive relationships because they misunderstand this. There is nothing that gives a man a right to own and abuse a women!!!!!! never ever!!

I don't agree that men should rule and govern!

Yeah, just like a lot of other verses.... I wonder what God thinks about people that misuse sc<x>riptures for personal gain.....