“Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, His body, and is Himself its Savior.” Ephesians 5:22-23
Catholic lectors regularly skip this passage for a reason: people in the pews start squirming when it’s read! Why is that? But this is an integral passage to help us understand not only the relationship between husbands and wives, but in understanding how we can image God to each other. Often this passage is misinterpreted and misunderstood, but after years of thinking about this and living it out in our marriage, we want to offer a different view. The heart of what we talk about is how God wants to love each husband and each wife through their spouse. Marital love is a powerful thing because God wants to use it to show us His powerful awesome love. Listen in as we offer our perspective on this compelling passage of God’s Word.
- Read it in the Bible: Ephesians 5:21-31
- Fr. John Riccardo’s podcast on The Biblical Vision for Marriage
- An old article Alicia wrote on submission in marriage ( from 1998!)