As more evidence seemingly suggests, the Judeo-Christian values are essential contributing factors to both social stability and well being of families.
According to a report The New York Times, a study from the Institute for Family Studies and the Wheatley Institution found that ‚Äúthe happiest of all American wives consider themselves religious conservatives.‚ÄĚ
As The Blaze noted, the finding didn't go down with liberals.
Sister MS- what a wonderful post concerning your marriage. May God continue to bless you and your husband as you seek to serve Him, albeit imperfectly. We know He only sees the finished work of Christ, and we delight in and rest in that. God bless you and your husband. You nailed it concerning those who abuse submission. The misogynist is notorious for this abuse, they always seem to forget, 'husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her'. They can surely quote the 'wives be submissive' part, they have that down pat. The pendulum swings far and wide with these types...
For your edification, from brother Gary Shepard - https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=91119174910138&fbclid=IwAR1_Zrn1iqdbzJOb7SMyj59YbW4lTB_jjK0jbX4XjK6EZDUi-uY0g5R7pj4
Frank wrote: You are so correct brother. An evangelical feminist will not welcome criticism or any other type of exhortation unless they approve of it. Now what does that logically mean? It means they only are submissive if they agree.
I see what you are saying, brother. It seems almost like they are trying to find a loophole, a way to appear to be obeying the scriptural injunctions yet in reality they are not obeying them at all. So they simply end up being hypocrites, and the Lord will also tell them that at the judgment.
It is a cause of great sadness, because God is a wonderful God, and he has written out his will in the scriptures, and there is great blessing in doing his will, and great backsliding in not doing his will.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge on this subject, it is most helpful and edifying.
John UK wrote: Rebellious women will never be at peace, nor will they let anyone else be at peace.
You are so correct brother. An evangelical feminist will not welcome criticism or any other type of exhortation unless they approve of it. Now what does that logically mean? It means they only are submissive if they agree. Husbands should always lovingly try and make their wives understand what they want them to do and why, but according to these feminists, if they disagree, then they have the biblical right to disagree or pick and choose. Would an employer only direct if his employees agreed; of course not.
Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love yourwives, and be not bitter against them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. 21Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
Being submissive as unto the Lord is their mandate. If their husbands demand something that is sinful, then they should indeed not submit to that. But, they should be very sure and lovingly tell their husbands - no.
And there is nothing wrong with discussing any issues that are not welcomed.
Proverbs 21:19 KJV (19)¬† It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
Proverbs 27:15 KJV (15)¬† A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
Romans 2:6-11 KJV (6)¬† Who will render to every man according to his deeds: (7)¬† To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: (8)¬† But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, (9)¬† Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; (10)¬† But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: (11)¬† For there is no respect of persons with God.
Those who take the Bible seriously show great wisdom, and those who obey the teaching of the Bible are showing even greater wisdom.
Having been married for over 50 years, our mutual commitment to live in accordance with GOD‚ÄôS directive for marriage has enabled us to experience a joyous unity‚ÄĒsomething rare in this dark and broken world. My deepest regrets are when I‚Äôve failed the LORD and my husband by not being a respectful and submissive helper. My greatest joys have been the direct result of living in accordance with GOD‚ÄôS plan for me as a wife. These are disciplines for marriage relationships only, or children under the care of parents. Untaught ‚Äėreligious‚Äô men have taken these directives and sorely abused them and demand that all women submit to them or face a barrage of vitriol, and immature name calling which is quite evident by some of the posts on this forum.