Ephesians (part fourteen)
Men and women are equally created in the image and after the likeness of God. Although they share equality, they are obviously not the same. God has assigned different roles to husbands and wives in the marriage relationship, and God has supplied our motivation in the Gospel. Paul describes these roles in Ephesians 5, with emphasis on the husband's responsibility. When both spouses are filled by the Holy Spirit and strive to live these roles consistently, the marriage relationship will reflect that between Christ and the church.