In 1 Peter 3, Peter was addressing a specific situation: how the wives of unsaved husbands might influence them to become Christians.He counseled the women to submit, but he was thinking of the kind of submission that is deeply catalytic, a potent secret remedy for a lost loved one.They are the marks of carefully guarded relationships with people and with God.Submission without purity and reverence has no potency, but when someone is the recipient of your humble submission and realizes that it springs not from his or her power over you but from your relationship with God, the person is changed by the experience. Since my health scare and pregnancy, I had become fearful, timid, confused and introspective. Even though we'd had a relaxing day, we hadn't had much time alone for the two of us to just talk.
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A gentle breeze was blowing, and the moon was peeking around a thunderstorm on the horizon. I wasn't opposed to making love eventually, but first I needed him to help me sort through what I was feeling and reassure me that everything would be okay in my life. What do you do when one of you is "in the mood" and the other is not?
As we lingered on the tiny balcony watching the last fading colors of the distant sunset, we were serenaded by the music from a nearby cabana. PRAY Ask God to give each of you a discerning spirit so that you can know how to meet each other's needs regarding sex and intimacy.
The secret of a Christian wife’s submission is found in three phrases.
The first is in verse 1: “in the same way.” It refers back to the Christlike submission described in the previous verses (–24).