First: "Husbands should not force their wives to submit to their lawful authority."
Second: "Wives should not force their husbands to be sexually faithful to them."
Let's try two more, slightly different:
Third: "Husbands should not demand that their wives respect them."
Fourth: "Wives should not demand that their husbands love them."
Fifth: "The Bible says that wives should subordinate themselves to and respect their husbands, but..."
Sixth: "The Bible says that husbands should love their wives as themselves, but..."
Seventh: "A husband's authority should never be exercised in an arbitrary or abusive way."
Eighth: "A wife's expectation of love should never be shrewish, excessively demanding, or insatiable."
- Is each pair of statements equally Biblical? If not, how not?
- Is each element within each pair of statements heard equally frequently? If not, why not?
- Are answers to any of the previous questions diagnostically helpful as to the spirit of the age?