kataleipo, “ leave behind, depart from.” One of the greatest barriers to a good marriage is the failure of both partners to “leave” their parents.
kataleipo, “leave behind, depart from.” One of the greatest barriers to a good marriage is the failure of both partners to “leave” their parents.
The new family is not under the authority nor responsibility of the parents, who are always honored, loved and cared for, but they are not in control anymore.
This instruction was given to one who had no father and mother to leave! They were to rear their children to leave them!
Note: megas, translated sacramentum in Vulgate. Basis of support for Catholic sacrament of marriage. The previously “unrevealed truth” is the new bond between God and the believer is similar to the marriage bond–
Husband’s motive for loving, purifying, protecting, caring for and building up his bride are learned from Christ ---
Wife’s commitment to follow, compliment, share, fulfill his desires, and make him known and understood are learned from the church.
3Motive for Unbreakable Bond
31 "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother
and be united to his wife,
and the two will become one flesh."
32 This is a profound mystery–
but I am talking about Christ
and the church.
A key verse: 1 Peter 3:7 “You husbands likewise, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with a weaker vessel, since she is a woman; and grant her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.” – 3 commands:
1)BE CONSIDERATE, understanding, sensitive, communicative,
2) BE CHIVALROUS, courteous, serving, respecting her limits, uniqueness
3) GIVE HER HONOR, make her feel like a princess or queen
NOTE: Your prayers depend upon it!!
“Hast thou seen the measure of obedience? Here also is the measure of love. Wouldst thou that thy wife shouldst obey thee as the church doth love Christ? Then have care thyself for her as Christ does for the church, and if it be needful that thou shouldst give thy life for her, or be cut to pieces a thousand times, or endure anything whatsoever, refuse it not. Christ brought His church to His feet by His great love, not by threats or any such thing, and so do thou conduct thyself toward thy wife.”
plen, “Nevertheless”, a connective that is intended to end the discussion and emphasize the most essential to remember
agapao, Argument: as Christ made Himself one Body with the Church, He can be seen as loving the Church as Himself – in the same way, a husband is one with his wife, so loving her is loving himself.
Note: the love of self is present in all (v. 29), and this natural self-centered love be focused on your made–
Requires commitment, focus, understanding of oneness of two persons
An emphatic inclusion of every husband, “severally each one…” – contrasted with “and the wife” in a generic fashion or a collective view of the wife’s responseMutual Commitment
33 However, each one of you also must love his wife
as he loves himself,
and the wife must respect her husband.