How a Christ-like understanding of relationship turns cultural norms on its head.
Submission and Confession
We often base our model of relationship on what our culture says, rather than Jesus’ example.
The verses in Ephesians 5 are often used to elevate husbands and demote wives. But, if this were the case, the relationship between Jesus and the Father would be one of subordination and superiority.
Instead, Paul challenges the cultural norm and effectively shocks a society into seeing women as equals.
In our cultivating relationships, we also look at one of the most forgotten staples of Christianity: confession.