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I was teaching Sunday School class this past week and a question was raised about the group "Promise Keepers". The question was asked: Would a woman submit to her husband if he was to keep the promises of I Cor. 13 (Bible) "Love is patient, Love is kind. It bears all things believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. It never fails." One woman in our class was positive that if a man did that, all women would have no trouble being submissive to her husband. Would you please respond? Thank you. Mike

Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM. Personally, not even I Cor. 13 would get me to submit to my husband--nor would I think that any loving husband would want me to "submit" myself to him. The mark of a healthy and loving relationship is equality and balance--not submission, which requires dominance. Why don't you ask the question the other way and see what response your male classmates have:

"Would a [man] submit to his wife if she was to keep the promises of I Cor. 13 (Bible) "Love is patient, Love is kind. It bears all things believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. It never fails.""

Also for further information on the Promise Keepers--I suggest that you reference the research at the Center for Democracy Studies.


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