Editor’s note: I know, I know… Larry’s words are toxic and vomit-inducing but there’s just so much so wrong that I’m quoting more than I usually would with Larry. Notice too that his words in this piece dovetail with the thought and words of Michael Pearl in Aletha’s latest review of ‘Created To Need A Help Meet’
The sacrifice of disciplining your wife
“25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;” – Ephesians 5:25 (KJV)
Many Pastors, teachers and Christian women point to Ephesians 5:25’s phrase “and gave himself for it” as a way to dismantle everything the Bible tells wives about submission. We are often told in churches across America “Sure women are told to submit to their husbands but men are told to sacrifice themselves for their wives”. But this is only telling half the story.
What all these Pastors, teachers and women neglect is what it means for a husband to give himself for his wife. This is explained in the next two verses:
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” – Ephesians 5:26-27 (KJV)
A man is to sacrifice himself for his wife’s holiness and not to enable her sinful behavior. If a wife is acting lazy or selfish in some way a husband is not to enable this sin by doing what she should be doing or giving her aid where no aid is truly needed.
Men let’s be honest. Sometimes we just pick up after our kids because we want to avoid a confrontation and we don’t want to disturb the peace of the house at that moment. In the same way and really to a greater extent we “pick up” after our wives for the same reasons.
We come home from work and see the house in disrepair and when our wife asks that question about getting takeout we take the easy way out – we say yes and we go get it. But what have we taught our wife in this situation? We have enabled her laziness and taught her it is ok to neglect her duties to her home when she does not feel like it.
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