Posts Tagged ‘Saving Face’

Protecting Women: “Saving Face”

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Two weeks ago I spoke to the power of Christ’s word when he told people in Mark that a man must leave his mother and father and “cleave to his wife.” That is powerful – revolutionary actually – for the Middle Eastern culture into which it was spoken, a culture that held women as property and the male line as supreme. That battle continues. I was struck by this documentary and the continued need to ensure the protection of women. ¬†As New Church theology clearly points out, the love of dominating destroys all hope of love in a marriage. ¬†Marriages can survive many things, but not one partner controlling the other.