Self sacrifice, love others

Women Who Walk By Faith

“Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

Ephesians 5:21

What does subordination mean to you? What is St. Paul teaching us in Ephesians 5:21-33?

During Lent, I’ve engaged in the Walking With Purpose Bible study called Fearless and Free, which is a study on the book of Ephesians. Ephesians is packed with so much guidance for us in our spiritual journey but there is just one section that gives me partial anxiety, Ephesians 5:21-33.

Often times, I think these verses are used to manipulate women into self interest of their husbands. I could never imagine God placing a wife in a situation to where she is to be obedient to moral and unrighteous acts. Many years ago, out of personal interest and reading the book Theology of the Body for Beginners by Christopher West, I began to break down these verses myself to better understand them in…

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