How it should go between man and wife

Susannah, in just a moment you and Samuel will be exchanging vows.
Your vows are identical in every respect except for one. He will be
vowing to love and cherish, while you will be vowing to love, cherish
and obey. This is a Christian wedding, and this is the Christian
order. But it is not an order that exists independently of the laws of
mutual dependence. These laws govern you, just as they govern Samuel.
He needs you to follow him, and you need him to be strong enough to
follow. Now as everyone who knows you can attest, you are a pippin. So
this is my charge to you—let that strength of your character not be a
challenge to Samuel’s authority, but rather be the kind of strength
that gives Samuel’s authority real direction and purpose.

Douglas Wilson

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