Monday, October 22, 2012

Don't Believe The Caricatures Concerning Headship and Submission

"The caricature of headship is that of a bossy man demanding food and sex when and where he wants it. The caricature of submission is that of a mousy wife acting the role of a compliant doormat. But the real model for headship is Jesus Christ . . . Husbands are called to love their wives as Christ love the church, [and] He gave Himself up for her. This means that husbands are summoned to a life of sacrifice. Jesus showed His authority among His disciples -- and it was true authority -- by washing their feet. This is the kingdom ethic. Does anyone want to be great in the kingdom? Then he must be the servant of all. It is no different in the home"
- Doug Wilson, 5 Paths

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