Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
FAMILY THAT HAS TO BE BUILT UPON CHRIST
7. “ Husbands,” in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner..................will hinder prayers.
Marriage is one of the most important human relationships. No wonder Peter spends a few thoughts to help the readers with this sometimes difficult institution. In western cultures and even so with the present-day Kerala Christians, to expect wives to be submissive to their husbands is not considered politically correct. “ In the same way” what Peter meant is that, like believers would submit to a government authority, or as slaves to their master, wives are required to submit themselves to their husbands. The Greek word used here is respect towards government authority, and it does not mean inferiority implied by that reference.