Marriage is a live drama of Christ and the church. If we are to live righteously in the home, we must partner together — husband and wife — to live humbly and understand each other. Christ loved the church not by dominating her, or belittling her, but by washing her feet and sacrificing himself. When the Bible says that wives should submit to their husbands, it also says that husbands should honour their wives as co-heirs. Husbands should use their strength to protect and not to impose on the woman who is biologically designed to be physically weaker. Abuse is not masculinity. Every week a woman dies at the hands of their current or former spouse. This is not masculinity, but the mark of the beast. The Bible does not condone remaining in submission to an abusive relationship, but rather calls wives to submit to a husband who is able to love and honour them as Christ loved the church.