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In the last video I answered a question from a girl who was asking what book she and her fiance should read to prepare for marriage. They believe in mutual submission and love, and don’t agree with the husband being the head and the wife being submissive.
And I totally relate with that stuff because those are the passages in scripture that leave me asking, “what in the world does this mean?!”
What is this actually saying?
I don’t know. I have struggled through this.
What are our fears surrounding this topic of submission?
Have we missed it?
In case you missed it, here is a little message I left on the Love and Respect NOW Facebook page before this series began:
I’ve been sitting on this three-part series for a while. Not because I was scared about the content or my approach, but rather because I am discouraged by the debates and dogmatism I see in the online world when it comes to different topics discussed by Christians.
And I thought, “this will be one of those reactionary topics for people. (Understandably) Is it even worth it to address publicly?”
I decided yes, because the answer to the Ask Joy question is one that I hope will shed fresh light on the topic of Biblical submission.
So here’s my request from you:
If you decide to contribute to the discussion, please ask yourself: “Am I presenting new ideas that are respectful and contribute to people’s thinking in a positive way…
am I not?”
One of the ways we can practice and prepare for how we will communicate difficult topics in romantic relationships is by how we treat people and topics in the online world of anonymity.
Here’s to wisdom, learning and being diplomatic over divisive!
If you missed Part 1 in this series, click HERE.
Part 3 is on its way…
Love and Respect (Now) is a division of Love and Respect. Please be considerate.