A Biblical version of the husband as head "of" (not "over") the wife

A Biblical version of the husband as head "of" (not "over") the wife

Head "of" not "over" Women in Ministry blog by Cheryl Schatz

Here is an especially moving call to husbands to rethink what the term “head” means. Click the link below to see the video:

Biblical version of head “of” not “over” wife

2 thoughts on “A Biblical version of the husband as head "of" (not "over") the wife

  1. Cheryl, I notice that no one has made a comment on this posting, either as it pertains to the specific relationship between husband and wife in Christ, or for that between Christian brothers and sisters in general. But the Apostle John, who loved Jesus and was close to him, does, I think, make an appropriate comment that applies to all Christians, whether married or single:

    We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his live for us. So we also ought to love give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion–how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let’s not merely say we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so that we be confident when we stand before God. Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything. Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence. And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him. And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us.
    1 John 3:16-24, NLT

    And all I have to say on this is that, in the US at least, there are many Christians who talk about knowing God and having a vital relationship with him through Christ and the Holy Spirit. But they fail to demonstrate it by a selfless, self-giving, sacrificial love towards others within and without their churches. As Paul says in 2 Timothy, they have an outward form of Christianity, but they either resist or reject the Holy Spirit and his work of renewal and transformation that would enable them live like Jesus did, the way God wants all of us to live. So their Christianity is dead and barren, nothing more than religious moralism. May God have mercy on us, bring us back to himself, and fill us afresh with the wisdom, love and power of Christ through the Holy Spirit. Amen!

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