hating the flesh…

As a sort of “follow up” to my Loving the Belly post I dip into some faith reflection on the matter here…if that’s yer bag.

Nearly Orthodox1

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,
that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.

-Eph 5:25-29

I have to say that a lot of people I know hate this chapter in Ephesians. Most of the people I know who hate this chapter in Ephesians are women and most of them are like me- modern, straight thinking, progressive. We get tripped up on the first part of it…

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