term paper #3: Cultural Problems and Answers in Theology

Zee Gimon

I am Zee. I call myself the Observer because that's what I find myself doing most of the time - observe life and people around me. My blog is a Pensieve, similar to that of Dumbledore, used to keep the thoughts and random ideas that visit my brain.

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  • I’ve never been one who wanted to be the sole decision maker in our family. Can you say Fool? Jo & I are a team. We make decisions together. Sometimes I am called on as the head of the home to break a deadlock but I need to always remember I am submissive to her in my actions and thoughts and in my leadership. I honestly believe, unless something is wrong with the woman, a husband who loves his wife the way Christ loved the church will feel loved and sense love and have no trouble being submissive.

    • “I’ve never been one who wanted to be the sole decision maker in our family.” – me too. Actually, it felt rather good to lean on Sam in making important decisions. While I know that my opinion will be counted (if I desire to express it), there are times when I am enjoying the glorious freedom from having to make decisions (and Sam – having a strategic mind – seemingly thrives on examining all the options and choosing the optimal one).

      I think problems begin when submission is demanded – as in “The Bible says you gotta submit, so I say submit.” Then even if the wife loves her husband, the love will slowly be twisted into something else.

      • Your latter paragraph is so true Zee. Without sounding out of line, I was once “counseling” a man who thought it his right to go to the Playboy club whether his wife okayed it or not. He also thought it his “right” to DEMAND oral sex from her. I told him he was wrong in thinking first it was his right and second in demanding it. His words? “I am the head of the house and she has to do what I say.” That marriage eventually blew apart. That is not a judgment on my part on the rightness or wrongness of that type of act within marriage but it is an indictment on his demand for submission.

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