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Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
I’ve read Ephesians before, but now when you quoted it I felt in a different light. “In every thing”. Maybe that means that if the husband decides they should live this lifestyle, then the wife should submit to this, regardless of her own wants. But obviously still in a loving way. What do you think? I’m I far fetch now?
That is exactly what it means. Wives are to submit and be obedient in all things,.......one exception. If your husband asks you to sin. Husbands and wives are both under God the Father, husbands are right under God and wives are under their husbands. Think of a military chain of command. If your husband asks you to sin he will be accountable to God for that as well as you. Submitting to your husband is Gods commandment to wives, it is not an option. Unfortunately when we/wives do not obey our husbands we are sinning.
Jacob is correct, nothing in the bible that has a husband spanking his wife. There is a lot of implications that can very easily lead the reader to conclude that a husband is the head of his family and corporal punishment is mentioned multiple times and is actually connected to love.
God disciplines those he loves, the marriage is a snapshot of the relationship of God and the church/bride. Discipline is not joyful at the time but results in peace afterwards.
The wife who is disrespectful may experience severe consequences. These are just parts of versus that popped into my head.
I have done my own study on biblical submission to my husband and to God. There are many good resources. Do your own study, get in the Word and pray, ask God what he wants from you as a wife.
I always have to remember that we are sinners and not perfect. I can beat myself up sometimes because I am not miss perfect and June cleverish. I do make headway in my journey as a submissive biblical wife but I mess up big time occasionally. I thank God that I have a husband that is a natural leader and won't hesitate to discipline me when I am out of line. Oh and that reminds me of another verse....... Ephesians. Husband love your wives,..........that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water. I have read some studies that say this means "to discipline".
But don't take my word for it. That was my studies. Please look these up on your own and know what the Father is putting on your heart.
Learning sweet submission and respect through my Heavenly Father and my HOH Husband.