This is a rework of a paper I wrote in Bible School (long before I had any first-hand experience with the topic). My wife asked me to re-write it, and the following is the result. I’ve treated the topic several times before as has my compatriot, but it bears repeating in a new form. Warning, lots of Bible quotes and antiquated ideas ahead.
The Bible does not have much to say about marriage. What little it does say assumes a cultural setting which may differ very much from your own. Nevertheless, even with the dearth of basis and diverging backgrounds we may glean much. But first a word on equality. (more…)