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  • Everyone should have the right to believe what they want and be who they are. I do not think that it is right, it almost sounds abusive.
  • If the husband is living with Biblical principles, it should be easy to be submissive. If not, it may be a little harder. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=eph5:25;%20col3:18-19;1pet3:7;mark10:9-11;&version=47;49;31;50;51;
  • That's ridiculous.
  • It's inexcusable on anyones part to consider that right. Being oppressed in such a way regardless of what book claims it to be right is unquestionably wrong.
  • The husband should fulfill his duty toward his wife, and likewise the wife toward her husband. A wife does not have authority over her own body, but rather her husband, and similarly a husband does not have authority over his own body, but rather his wife. (1 Corinthians 7:3-4) This sounds like equality to me. Also in a Catholic marriage, the bride and groom pronounce the same vows with no mention of obedience: I (...), take you (...) to be my husband/wife. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life. Or I (...), take you (...) for my lawful husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. Or In the name of God, I (...) take you (...) to be my husband/wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow. • Exchange of Rings • (...), take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. With love in Christ.
  • Marriage is a partnership. Not one being superior over the other. Suppressing people is never a good thing.
  • I don't let ancient words dictate my life, so I consider this attitude towards women barbaric and outdated. In other words its wrong, women are people too and deserve to have an opinion. We feel things, know things, and experience life, as do men, so then why should females remain silent when they have information to share?
  • It is wrong. Very wrong. The Bible was written by sexist men. We should discount verses like this one. Commanding half of the population of the world to be unconditionally submissive to the other half is definitely wrong.
  • 1) The Bible is often ethically wrong, and some of its interpretations even more. The society that you describe is archaic and such behavior is normally not acceptable in modern Western societies. Unfortunately, it is often very difficult to change traditional ways of life, especially when they allegedly base on religious ethics. 2) "Thanks for the note on how to be a submissive wife. I'm so glad you reached out, because I think explaining this is one of the greatest failures of the Christian church. The church has been giving out a lot of false information over the past 2,000 years or so concerning what submission and headship mean. Most of us have been taught that submission is something a wife does, and leadership or headship is what the husband does. The problem is that Ephesians 5:21 says "husbands submit." It talks about MUTUAL submission under God ... equality ... teamwork. Then Ephesians 5:22 says, "wives submit," but the context is now a discussion as to how a wife feels loved and how a husband feels loved and the role in which they would be the happiest." Source and further information: http://www.chucksnyder.org/askchuck/0061.htm
  • It's wrong, no matter where you live. A woman SHOULD be able to freely speak her mind, anywhere on Planet Earth. I'm sorry it's not that way in Nigeria. I wish it was. Move to the USA. I'll help you. Seriously! +5
  • God’s view of, and the role of women in the Bible have been greatly misrepresented by Christendom’s false teachings as the answer previously given to this question indicate. Here are some links to some nice article that show clearly what the Bible really teaches: http://www.watchtower.org/e/200801/article_02.htm http://www.watchtower.org/e/20051108a/article_01.htm http://www.watchtower.org/e/19980408/article_02.htm

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