What Is Headship, Really?

New Testament scholar Dr. Philip Payne discusses the meaning of “headship.”

Does God intend a husband to be the “leader” of a wife? Does “headship” mean he has the role of authority in the relationship? Does biblical submission require a wife to yield “the final say” to her husband in decision-making? Dr. Philip Payne covers these questions and more. He explains why “plain readings” of Scripture, in modern English, often fall short of God’s intentions for husbands and wives. He helps us uncover the beautiful truth of mutual submission in covenant marriage.

Download your free copy of Dr. Payne’s book chapter What About Headship? From Hierarchy to Equality (Mutual by Design: A Better Model of Christian Marriage, Edited by Elizabeth Beyer, CBE International 2017).

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  1. Praise the L-rd!!!!! Just found your blog yesterday. I love the podcast by Dr. Payne, and it is the best expository/explanation of Esphesians 5 I have ever heard!!! Dr. Payne is an absolute treasure for sure, and appears to be a natural born teacher. I need to listen to it again. I do have a question. In the very beginning of the podcast, can you explain where in the Bible exactly is the part where the young women widows were going from house to house (I think he said they were teaching wrong doctrine)???? I am also really enjoying investigating your this blog website. Thank you for all the hard work you have put in to it to bless us!!!! I appreciate you Amy!!!!!

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