Previous Question Next Question
   
obey
Question from anonymous on 10/16/2012:

What does it mean to obey when in a wedding vow a woman says she will love, honor and obey her husband? And does the Church still use the word obey in a marriage vow?

Answer by Fr. John Echert on 10/30/2012:

The husband is head of the household, which is not only the patriarchal system of the past but the teaching of Saint Paul, who uses it as an analogy and sign on Earth of the headship of Christ over the Church. But the husband must love his wife, in exercising this headship, as Christ loves the Church and died for Her. While not in all forms of the vows, it is still valid Christian teaching and should be practiced. The spouses are equal but with different roles.

Father Echert

COPYRIGHT 2014

Click here to send this Question and Answer to a friend                    

Previous Question Next Question


News Blog From the Vatican by Joan Lewis


Back to topics list.

 

HOME - EWTNews - FAITH - TELEVISION - RADIO - LIBRARY - CHANNEL FINDER WATCH ONLINE - FAQ - EWTNKids
WHAT'S NEW - EWTN MOBI - GENERAL - RELIGIOUS CATALOGUE - PILGRIMAGES - PRESS ROOM - ESPAÑOL

Terms of Use      Privacy Policy      Contact Us

EWTN Global Catholic Network
5817 Old Leeds Rd., Irondale, AL 35210 USA 1-205-271-2900