resources: Marriage, Submission & Headship

Like I said yesterday, I don’t have a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from with topics like marriage (or parenting this week), but I do have the Bible and I have some great resources. In case you are one of the two people who listened to my sermon on-line or the one guy who downloaded the PDF (because he thought it was a link to something else) here are the resources that helped influence me and various stats, stories or tid-bits that I out-right stole. If you are interested in discovering out what some smarter people or just what other people think on these matters, please click a few of these links. You won’t be disappointed as there is great some great depth here.

Ephesians Commentaries:

The Letter to the Ephesians (Pillar New Testament Commentary) by Peter T. O’Brien [FAVORITE]

Ephesians: An Expositional Commentary by James Montgomery Boice [PASTORAL]

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Ephesians through Philemon by Frank E. Gaebelein, A. Skevington Wood, Homer A. Kent and Curtis Vaughan

Mark Driscoll (Pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA):

Sermon – Headship (Eph 5:22-33)

Article – Do You Need a New Marriage? (Washington Post)

Article – Why Men Need Marriage (W.P.)

Article – How’s Your Friendship with Your Spouse? (W.P.)

Blog Post – How to Honor Your Wife

John Piper (Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN)

Sermon – Husbands who Love Like Christ and the Wives who Submit to Them

Sermon – Lionhearted and Lamblike: The Christian Husband as HeadPart I / Part II

Sermon – Jesus Is Precious as the Foundation of the Family

Jen Smidt (Deacon at Mars Hill Church in Ballard, WA)

Blog Post – Submission Is Not a Dirty Word

Blog Post – On a Sub-Mission from God

(more posts from Jen)

Mary Kassian (Author of Girls Gone Wise)

Blog Post – 7 Misconceptions about Submission


Additional Resources:

Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism edited by John Piper & Wayne Grudem [I specifically used chapters 1, 8 & 10] – Free Download of PDF


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