Redeemer Presbyterian Church Sermons
The premise of Christian marriage is that two people are filled with the Holy Spirit and are committed to serving one another. Wives are to grant husbands leadership in the marriage. Husbands are to use that leadership not for their own selfish desires but to sacrificially serve their wives. The purpose of Christian marriage is not for individual self-fulfillment, but to work for the growth and sanctification of the spouse. Lastly, Christian marriage is not an end in itself, but a pointer to Jesus Christ, the ultimate spouse who will never let us down.
The Bible tells us to honor our parents, no matter who we are and how flawed they are. To do this, we must free ourselves from the idolatry of their approval in order to both forgive and honor them.