Principles of Marriage

Principles of Marriage Scripture Reference
Marriage is part of the “mystery” of God’s will Eph. 1:9; 3:3; 5:32
Paul’s instructions are directed to Spirit-filled believers Eph. 5:18
Wives are called to submit, men are called to love Eph. 5:21–33
Headship entails authority Eph. 5:23–24 (compare Eph. 1:22; 4:15)
Submission is still required of Christian wives Eph. 5:22; Col. 3:18 (compare Gen. 2:18; 1 Cor. 11:3)
Marriage involves spiritual warfare, which requires husbands and wives to put on the full armor of God Eph. 6:10–18