1 Peter 3:7 describes women as strengthless tools to be treated with honor and a husband should know this and treat her accordingly.
Experience demonstrates the inverse (wow, big words so early in the morning). What I mean is, I aint never seen that.
Instead what I see is a band of strong women who desire their men to change completely. Women are seemingly obsessed with making a guy different, changing them so they are more compatible.
Changing the spouse seems to be a female thing. Sure, there are men who would change their women, but we give up easier. Women don’t stop.
Young women are especially susceptible to this. They fall for jerks routinely in the hopes that they can save them, change them into upstanding males.
Marriage illustrates Christ’s relationship to the Church (Ephesians 5). That being the case, should women desire to change their men? Is changing your man similar to the Church desiring to change Christ? Is there a man on earth who desires a woman to change them?
What part of submission says, “Hey, stop doing that! Start doing this!”
Who is supposed to change a man? The Holy Spirit–remember yesterday’s post that men are part of the Bride of Christ. In Ephesians 5 the only person who sanctifies the other is the husband sanctifying the wife as Christ did the Church.
Men will change their wives one way or the other. There are far fewer men who have been changed by their wives, yet most men have given up trying to sanctify their wives and most women can’t stop trying to change their man.
Then again, I’m just an arrogant, white male, what do I know?