Chapter 5 dating versus biblical courtship
4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves.
— 1 Pet 3:1-6, NIV As he promised in August, Pastor Doug Wilson has revisited the subject of submission in his recent post Miserable Wives*.
Much of the post is good, and Wilson does say that (some) wives should submit to their husbands.
If you believe in his Word, every major step you take —including remarriage —will be directed by him.They submitted themselves to their own husbands, 6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord.You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.I have often wished that more women would be willing to be Abigails in dealing with their Nabals, and those situations are scarcely rare.I know that there are marriages where the husbands are thugs and bullies, and that their wives need to learn how to bring things to a head. When that happens, and it happens too often, I am firmly in the corner of the wife who is the victim. Wilson is teaching the opposite of what the Apostle Peter taught in 1 Peter 3:1-6.