"So again I say, a man must love his wife as a part of himself; and the wife must see to it that she deeply respects her husband--obeying, praising, and honoring him."Two questions:
1. We are often told that "patriarchal" theology (father/male rule) encompasses only a small minute portion out of all complementarian Christians. Does this particular verse, found in a widely-accepted mainstream Bible (during the time I was growing up, anyway) support or refute that view?
2. The action Kenneth Taylor describes as appropriate for wives---obeying, praising, and honoring--seems to more accurately describe a Believer's actions/thoughts toward God. If so, is a marriage relationship supposed to reflect the Believer's relationship to God in the wide range of these ways, a wife taking the part of the Believer and the husband taking the part of God---therefore obviously including obedience, praising, and honor?
If so, please explain. If only to a certain degree, please explain to what degree and why. If not, please explain.
When possible, please use Scripture to help explain how you have arrived at your personal view.