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Wives Do What?!


• "Wives be submissive": What does St. Paul mean?
• What is the husband's role according to sacred scripture?
• How do these roles shape the Christian family?

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• "Wives be submissive": What does St. Paul mean?
• What is the husband's role according to sacred scripture?
• How do these roles shape the Christian family?

  • 1 hour 10 min. (1 CD / 1 DVD / MP3)

    One of the most controversial lines ever written belongs to the Apostle Paul, when he wrote: “Wives, be submissive to your husbands, as to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:22). In modern times, this single line has earned Saint Paul the hatred of radical feminists everywhere, as well as the embarrassment of many Christians who do not understand what he meant. Because of this teaching, Paul has been called a misogynist, a male-chauvinist, and worse.

    Because of this teaching, women who ‘love Jesus’ can’t say the same for the apostle Paul. Sadly, even when this Scripture is read, many pastors will zealously avoid ever actually preaching about what Paul meant. In our day, it seems that the message of Ephesians 5 is just too controversial.

    But for Catholics, this is not acceptable. For Catholics, the writings of Saint Paul are not just the opinions of one ancient Jewish Rabbi from which we can pick and choose. They are the inspired Word of God, in which “everything asserted by the sacred author must be held to be asserted by the Holy Spirit” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #107). If this is true, then we have to ask: What is God trying to teach us in Ephesians 5? What does it mean when the Holy Spirit inspires to Paul to teach that wives should be “submissive” to their husbands?

    Given at the 2009 Word of God Conference - in one of his most challenging and inspiring talks ever recorded - Dr. Pitre tackles this controversial Scripture head-on, and shows how Ephesians 5 is not a justification for male chauvinism, but a life-changing vision of the Christian family. In this exciting study, you will learn:


    • Why Saint Paul’s message needs to be understood in light of the paganism of the Roman empire, which was destroying the ancient family—just like it is today.
    • How the husband is an image of Christ and the wife is image of the Church.
    • Why Saint Paul’s teaching does not justify the abuse of spouses or the inferiority of women.
    • Why pastors cannot continue to avoid talking about the spiritual headship of the Christian husband.
    • How Saint Paul’s teaching for Christian husbands and wives gives biblical solutions to two of the most common causes for modern-day divorce!


    If your own marriage is in trouble, or if you know someone else who needs help, or if you’ve ever just wondered—what in the world did Saint Paul mean?—then this Bible study is sure to shed light on the biblical vision of the Christian family.

     

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Rosemary Johnson
Wives Do What ?

Enjoyed the class. Always enjoy listening to Doctor Pitre I have learned so much from his lectures. I feel like since finding Catholic Productions I am now able to understand and learn more about my faith and it’s deeper meanings. You have truly become an inspiration in my life. Thank you! May God’s blessing be with you all.

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Richard Wise
And the two shall become one

Here’s the deal. Husbands and wives are helpmates to heaven. This is a great presentation on how to do that. Matrimony is about a covenant based on sacrificial love. That would be a God based relationship.

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Rosilyn Flanagan
Knowing the Context Removes the Blinders

You cannot understand what St. Paul is teaching if you don't know who he is speaking to and how these people lived in the first century. You must understand the historical background, and no one explains it better than Dr. Petre. He opens up the first century, shows us how the gentiles lived and, more importantly, how Christ wanted them to live. The sad truth is that we face a similar culture today, and it gives me hope that the Church and its teachings survived and will survive again. If I had anything to say about it, I would insist that every engaged couple view this presentation. St. Paul's teachings are as relevant today as they were twenty centuries ago. I've been married for 35 years, but I learned a little more on how to improve my relationship with my husband.

Do I recommend this product to others? Absolutely! Everyone can learn from it.

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Keith Villarin
Perfect for those people discerning marriage

I never knew that there is a deeper understanding of Ephesians 5 and it's my first time to hear the Catholic understanding on that chapter. At first, I thought that St. Paul's meant in that verse that the wife should submit to his husband like a hierarchy model implicating that the husband is superior to his wife. But all that change when I heard this bible study because what St. Paul meant in that verse was submitting to your husband in his mission to lead you to holiness and salvation like Jesus the head of the church. I was mind-struck when I heard that point especially when Dr. Pitre said that the family is like a church and the structure of the family is the same as the church.

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Marion JOYCE

Very clear and helpful! Thanks.

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