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Submission in Marriage

What does submission mean? What does the Bible say about submission in marriage? Is wifely submission relevant in our modern western societies?

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Do complementarians mean "role" or "rank"

Who is the “head”?

This is a critique of Mary Kassian’s article “Sex in the Shadowlands” in which she applies the word “head” to more than God, Jesus, and husbands.

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Two Definitions of Femininity

Defining femininity and masculinity is difficult. In this article, Stephanie Phillips Wilkins looks briefly at two definitions of femininity, one from John Piper.

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Pursue Peace – 1 Peter 3:8-16

Peter reassures the persecuted Christians in Asia Minor that God is with them and watching over them, and he urges them to seek peace and be ready to give an answer about their faith to anyone who asks.

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King Lemuel’s Mother: The Other Proverbs 31 Woman

King Lemuel’s mother is one of two women mentioned in Proverbs 31. These Bible women, and others, serve as inspiration for godly women who teach.

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Rahab and Lydia: Two Faith-filled Bible Women

Rahab in the Old Testament, and Lydia in the New, are separated by 1000s of years and 1000s of miles, yet there are intriguing similarities between the two women.

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Deuteronomy 24.5 1 Corinthians 7

God wants women to be happy in marriage

A woman recently told me that it was God’s will she suffer in her marriage. Today I read a verse that shows God wants women to be happy in marriage.

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Spirit of Jezebel

Jezebel of Thyatira: A Female False Prophet

Jezebel of Thyatira is a teacher mentioned in Revelation 2:20ff. What does her example brings to discussions about women in ministry?

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Deborah and Barak

Deborah and the “no available men” argument

Deborah in the Bible is described as a prophet and leader of Israel. Did God choose her because there were no suitable men available?

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Mutuality in Marriage: 1 Corinthians 7

In 1 Corinthians 7, Paul deals with the subjects of sex, marriage, divorce, and singleness. Paul’s instructions here reveal an egalitarian ethos.

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The Authority and Authenticity of NT Scripture

Here are a couple of resources that I’ve found useful in regards to trusting the authority and authenticity of the New Testament.

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Honor your father and mother

Leading Together in the Home

Leviticus 19:3 says “Every one of you shall reverence his mother and father …” I decided to search for other verses that also mention “mother” first. Here’s what I found.

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Paul’s Greetings to Women Ministers

This article looks at the women Paul greeted in his letters, including 10 women mentioned in Romans 16. His greetings show that Paul did not have a problem with women ministers.

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Shepherds and Harvesters, Male and Female, in the Harvest Field

Plenty of people are “distressed, dispirited, and without a shepherd” and the harvest has never been more plentiful (Matt. 9:36-37). Do we ask God to send only male workers into the harvest field?

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Paul’s Masculine and Feminine Leadership

Paul described his ministry in maternal and paternal terms. It seems God does not want his people led only in a masculine manner.

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The Twelve Apostles were All Male

This article looks at several shortcomings to the argument “Jesus’ twelve apostles were all male, so women cannot be church leaders.”

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1 Corinthians 7, Ephesians 5

Paul’s Main Point in Ephesians 5:22-33

Ephesians 5:22-33 is written as a chiasm with a highlighted point at the centre of the passage. We misinterpret this passage if we miss this main point.

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Unworthy, but not Worthless

This post by Dale Fincher looks at our value and worth; and how some of us don’t recognise how and why we are valuable. We may be unworthy but we’re not worthless.

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Submission and Respect from Husbands – 1 Peter 3:7-8

Many Christians believe that submission in marriage is the duty only of wives. In 1 Peter 3:7 Peter comes very close to saying that husbands are to be submissive to their wives too.

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Submission and Respect from Wives – 1 Peter 3:1-6

In 1 Peter 3:1-6, Peter resumes the theme of submission. This time he addresses wives and uses the example of Sarah’s submission.

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Apostle Paul and Women

A Collection of Articles on Paul and Women

Here is a collection of my older articles on the apostle Paul’s teachings that especially apply to women. I love Paul!

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