Belief and behaviour always go hand in hand—in that order.
True commitment doesn’t change with shifting fortunes of life or with the ebb and flow of feelings. Commitment is a promise made once for all time and then confirmed by the daily decision to stay rather than leave.
The Apostle Paul wanted us to imitate God by imitating God's Son, a point Paul elaborates further in this Ephesians 5:6-14.
Marriage is through the hard times, when the fun and games have passed. When you stand together like steers in a blizzard, Ephesians 5 makes sense in a whole new way.
The Apostle Paul offers five foundational actions that bring us back to the basics of what it means to follow Christ.
Submission doesn’t mean wives are doormats, blindly carrying out orders. It means they’re willingly supportive of their husband’s leadership. Dignity, equality, and unity are the essentials of submission.
Ephesians 5:22-6:9 presents unfamiliar, often unexplored territory in the oceans of marriage.
Marriage is a partnership, not a dictatorship. Christlike leadership is based on love, grace, and honour.
People don't always give marriage the time it needs to grow and mature. Instead, we give up on the pattern God instituted and look for quick fixes and easy outs. Paul reminds us that there is a better way.