Thursday, 22 July 2010


'A woman who seeks to dominate her husband dishonours not only him but herself as well, just as the man who does not love his wife as he should dishonors himself as well as her, and both dishonour the glory of God which is meant to rest upon the state of matrimony. There is something wrong with a world in which the woman's ambition is to be like a man, and in which the man regards the woman as the toy of his lust for power and freedom. It is a sign of social disintegration when the women's service is thought to be degrading, and when the man who is faithful to his wife is looked upon as a weakling or a fool.'
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 'A Wedding Sermon ' in Letters & Papers from Prison, p.151.