Submission is difficult because we resist the idea. Love is even more so because of the same reason.
Wives are called to the difficult task of submitting to their husbands. Husbands are called to the difficult task of loving their wives.
In this fifteenth message from the series “Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter,” Dr. David Rhoades instructs husbands in their highest and most noble task.
Submission in marriage. Does the phrase make you think of a caveman dragging around his poor wife by the hair? It shouldn’t!
A wife’s submission to her husband, when prompted by his love for and service to her, is an incredible experience. Both partners in marriage supply the other with what they need.
In this fourteenth message from the series, “Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter,” Dr. David Rhoades unpacks the teachings of Peter on this important subject.
One of the occasional criticisms of complementarians (those who believe that God created men to be the servant-leaders of their homes) is that it is akin to slavery.
I think it’s time to put this idea to the test. (more…)
No area of our lives is immune from conflict. We can encounter conflict in our marriages, with our children, at church, in school, and at work.
Some people are “conflict magnets.” They seem to attract friction and disputes wherever they go.
Others are immune to conflict. No matter what is going on around them, they are unaffected. They’re like the guy with high metabolism who can eat as much as he wants and never gain weight. (I hate that guy!).
It’s not necessarily a good thing to be unaffected by conflict. That might be a sign of severe narcissism. Hopefully you care enough about people to want peace.
And it’s certainly detrimental to be paralyzed by conflict. Your goal needs to be to deal with it and move forward.
If we’re going to deal with conflict the right way, we need to identify and avoid the pitfalls. (more…)
In this personal podcast and first of the series “A Closer Look: Hidden Truths in the Scriptures,” Dr. David Rhoades shares his insights into the real meaning of Jesus’ miracle of turning water into wine at the wedding feast at Cana.
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In his seventh message from the series “Foundations: Studies in Genesis,” Dr. David Rhoades details how marriage is a lifelong covenant of companionship between one man and one woman.
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