Marriage – equality and roles

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Equality is observed in the first marriage as Adam and Eve were each created in the image of God and then given co-regency over the created order (Genesis 1:26-28). For believers in Christ, marriage is a covenant of companionship between two spiritually equal human beings (Galatians 3:26-28).

Yet equality does not eliminate roles in marriage and roles should never diminish the call to mutual love and respect.

According to Scripture, the husband bears primary responsibility to lead the home in a God-glorifying way. His leadership clearly involves authority and should be honored by his wife and family (Ephesians 5:22-24, 33; 6:1-3). His authority, however, must be based on love (see: Ephesians 5:25, 33, w/ John 10:11-13; I Corinthians 13:4-8a) and thoughtful consideration (see: Philippians 2:3-5). Scripture issues a strong warning to husbands who treat their wives with insensitivity (see I Peter…

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