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Sin Ruined the Beauty of Headship & Submission

By August 28, 2011April 12th, 2016Blog, Marriage

Even in the days when people commonly stayed married “til death do us part,” there has never been a generation whose view of marriage was high enough, says Pastor John Piper.  And today, when the doctrine of “headship” and “submission” are greatly misunderstood and maligned, Piper has some excellent thoughts for every Christian to consider:

“When sin entered the world, it ruined the harmony of marriage not because it brought headship and submission into existence, but because it twisted man’s humble, loving headship toward hostile domination in some men and lazy indifference in others. And it twisted woman’s intelligent, willing, happy, creative, articulate submission toward manipulative obsequiousness in some women and brazen insubordination in others. Sin didn’t create headship and submission; it ruined them and distorted them and made them ugly and destructive.” ~  John Piper, This Momentary Marriage

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