This power-over structure is harmful, demeaning, and depersonalizes women who were made in the Image of God.
Anger, an emotion which on its own is not bad, is viewed as sinful and should not be a part of a Christian marriage.
And a few months ago I had a revelation. All of these same problems keep cropping up, over and over again. Being a church-going Christian does not keep people from having sex problems in their marriage.
During a later anniversary celebration Bill and Lynne [Hybels] stayed in a hotel room described as: "Socially, it was positively scandalous; morally, it was absolutely decadent; theologically, it was totally depraved."
Lori Alexander, John Piper, Christian Marriage, Divorce -By Kathi It is no surprise that Lori Alexander at The Transformed Wife is pushing John Piper's words on marriage and divorce. Lori continues to show that there is no room for divorce when a woman is in an abusive marriage. Women in abusive marriages who go to Lori… Continue reading God Loves Victims More Than Saving an Abusive Marriage
*** Why are pastors being asked to sign The Marriage Pledge? *** Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,… Continue reading Pastors are Being Asked to Sign The Marriage Pledge – Is it a Good Thing?
** What is a husband's role in his wife's spirituality? Is he responsible for sanctifying her? ** ** I need help with this one. David Sons has an article that was posted at Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW), Pursuing Your Wife (Part 3): The Goal of Dating is Not Marriage. I like a lot… Continue reading What is a Husband’s Role in His Wife’s Spirituality?
* * * What is a spouse to do in a Christian marriage when a spouse is behaving badly or even abusing? "For better or for worse" can keep a spouse captive in a very unhealthy relationship. * * * Two are better than one because… Continue reading Christian Marriage: For Better or for Worse – No Recourse for Spouse’s Bad Behavior?