Discussion Questions

  1. Why do you think this passage can be difficult for people to take authoritatively?  Is there anything counter-cultural to Paul’s commands for husbands and wives?
  2. How is Paul’s command for husbands to “love their wives like Christ loved the church” deeper than “be a good leader?”
  3. Are there any ways that God does not expect a wife to submit to her husband?
  4. How has Jesus loved the church?  How do husbands practically love their wives in these manners?
  5. For those married, what is a compliment about your spouse that you can share with the group?