Christian Grey vs. Christian Husband | Orlando Relationship Therapy
Well, it’s everywhere. Fifty Shades of Grey (The Movie) officially comes out this Friday, the day before Valentine’s Day, and everyone’s abuzz about seeing the steamy “love story” come to life. It seems like people are pretty divided about whether or not this is an erotic fairy tale or a story of abuse and power. The word “submission” is being thrown around a lot because of Christian Grey’s preference for BDSM; however, a healthy, Godly relationship also requires submission. But what is the difference between Christian Grey submission and Christian wife submission? Let’s take a look.
The Bible says in Ephesians 5:22-24 and 1 Peter 3:7 “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands.” God intended our marriages to look like His love for our church. The word submission can be taken of context; however, it is not meant for oppression, but to build a healthy, strong relationship.
A Christian Grey MANIPULATES, while a Christian husband EMPOWERS. Manipulation is used for selfish gain. A good husband empowers his wife for the gain of herself, her family and most importantly the will of God.
A Christian Grey INTIMIDATES, while a Christian husband ENCOURAGES. Christian Grey uses intimidation on a naive Ana to get what he wants out of her. A loving husband will encourage his wife to strive for better and go after her own dreams.
A Christian Grey ABUSES, while a Christian husband COMFORTS. There is no excuse for abuse in a relationship. Ever. Period. Fifty Shades of Grey has twisted abuse and made readers believe it was passion, Christian’s past demons, and even (horrifically) love.
A Christian Grey CONTROLS, while a Christian husband GUIDES. In a Christian relationship, the man is meant to be the leader. That doesn’t mean us wives are lowly servants, but rather guided by our spouses who are guided by the Lord.
If you find yourself in a relationship that encompasses these Christian Grey characteristics, there is help. Call DeAnn MacCloskey at Life Counseling Solutions 407-622-1770 for a free consultation or to set up an appointment.
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