Relationship tip #7

Posted: November 13, 2009 in Commentary, For brothers, For sisters, Relationship thoughts

On a date, ask her what she thinks about this verse. Tell her what you think about it.

  1. Ame says:

    i think this is a great question to ask a woman. however, i think when and where would more depend on her personality. i would prefer the question be asked and then be given time to study and answer BECAUSE of how i process information. i put info into a holding tank, mull it over, toss it around, and then process it. (which, btw, drove my ex nuts, even he’s the one who pointed this out to me, b/c he processes info as he receives it into his brain, immediately.)

    also, in my personality, i would want to really study the verse if it were so important to the man i were dating. i personally would want to look up meanings of words and search context. then, in my personality, i would adapt myself to the scripture rather than try to make it what i want it to be … even if i had not been doing right b4 i read it – regardless of what scripture i was reading.

    another thought – if you did ask a woman this question, you would have already taken time to dwell on it and conclude on it … she should be given the same time.

    you may want to tell her you would like to discuss this verse the next time you got together. then she has time to process it however she does … and her conclusions would be more-so, i think, a true window into her soul. if you are wise, you will be able to discern if what she says is what she believes, either over time by how she acts, or by how she reveals the information.

  2. Eimi says:

    If you read the verses following, Paul writes “neither is woman independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. For as the woman originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman.”

    When I read this verse in its context, I gather that Paul is addressing subjects that have little application to me today (like women covering their heads).

    I also read the rather simple but fundamental truth that men and women are interdependent of each other.

    As for the stand-alone verse, it is a reminder of how we were created. I believe that in a marriage, a man is justified in having the final say in decisions that should be made together, as the two are of one mind. Women should remember to submit to their loving husbands, even if they disagree with the ultimatum.

    In general, though, I am not a fan of taking a single verse out of its context to find meaning.

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