The other thought that crossed my mind was that if [my wife] Robin respects me, then it would naturally follow that she would be willing to voluntarily follow my lead. When I was pastoring, I saw the effects of women thinking that the essence of their relationship with their husband was submission. No matter what the husband did, no matter how evil their behavior, no matter how damning the consequences, they just acquiesced and “submitted.” I don’t believe that is what Paul intends (and I am a complementarian).
Careful and wise thoughts from Bill Mounce on the Greek.
Sadly not but then the law has never been very good at giving life.
There is much to be thankful for
That’s a great question. Helpful answer as well.
Somewhere in the middle….