Originally Posted by Brucev
"As the relationship is compared to Christ-God and His Church, does The New Testament mention anything about the husband having the 'right' to punish the wife in any way?" No. The "right to 'punish'" is never addressed. Paul stresses that the husband is in every way to be guided/controlled by love in his relationship to his wife and the wife is to respect her husband. It is hard to imagine any wife who would not respect such a husband who loved her so selflessly.
If this is so, it's a very good thing!
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