I came across this verse and became quite concerned as I thought about it:
The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
What penalty do women that disobey their husband pay for this blasphemy?
Is this blasphemy one of the primary causes of the high divorce rate among “Christians”?
Are we seeing the penalty in the church community where teen sexual activity, premarital sex, and marital infidelity are actually higher than in the heathen community?
Why isn’t the church teaching married women the importance of verses like these? It is important not to blaspheme the Word of God right?
How does feminism play into this; is it a major contributor or just a side note?
This verse raised considerable curiosity in me in that I have a number of friends that have ended up divorced, and as I think about it, it seems very likely that disobedience by their wives may have played a very large part in causing the problems that developed in their marriages. Not that anyone in a divorce is without fault, it just seems that a majority of problems might not occur if wives heeded this verse.
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