Summary: 1 of 3 +1. Paul unveiled the vital role of submission inherent to a Christ-honoring marriage & family. Christ-honoring families must operate under the umbrella of submission. But How? Foundational family integrity is found in...

Redneck Valentine—

Straight from L.A.(Lower Alabama)

Collards is green,

my dog's name is Blue

& I'm so lucky

to have a sweet thang like you.

Yore hair is like cornsilk

a-flapping in the breeze.

Softer than Blue's

& without all them fleas.

You move like the bass,

which excite me in May.

You ain't got no scales

but I luv you anyway.

Yo're as satisfy'n as okry

jist a-fry'n in the pan.

Yo're as fragrant as "snuff"

right out of the can.

You have some'a yore teeth,

for which I am proud;

I hold my head high

when we're in a crowd.

On special occasions,

when you shave under yore arms,

well, I'm in hawg heaven,

& awed by yore charms.

Still them fellers at work,

they all want to know,

what I did to deserve

such a purdy, young doe.

Like a good roll of duct tape

yo're there fer yore man,

to patch up life's troubles

& fix what you can.

Yo're as cute as a junebug

a-buzzin' overhead.

You ain't mean like those far ants

I found in my bed.

Cut from the best cloth

like a plaid flannel shirt,

you spark up my life

more than a fresh load of dirt.

When you hold me real tight

like a padded gunrack,

my life is complete;

Ain't nuthin' I lack.

Yore complexion, it's perfection,

like the best vinyl sidin'.

despite all the years,

yore age, it keeps hidin'.

Me 'n' you's like a Moon Pie

with a RC cold drank,

we go together

like a skunk goes with stank.

Some men, they buy chocolate

for Valentine's Day;

They git it at Wal-Mart,

it's romantical that way.

Some men git roses

on that special day

from the cooler at Kroger.

"That's impressive," I say.

Some men buy fine diamonds

from a flea market booth.

"Diamonds are forever,"

they explain, su-a-vee & couth.

But for this man, honey,

these jist won't do.

Cause yor'e too special,

you sweet thang you.

I got you a gift,

without taste nor odor,

more useful than diamonds...


Luv, from yore romeo.

[Everybody loved this!! But then again, I can really lay down a thick ‘redneck’ southern accent. I R wun 2!]

MUTUAL SUBMISSION-I—Ephesians 5:21—6:4


‘Foundational Family Integrity’


‘A Family’s Integrity in Mutual Submission’


Redneck Valentine—Straight From LA(Lower Alabama)

The world has & individuals have very different views regarding love.


Our country is embroiled in individualistic endeavors to the exclusion of & to the ruin/destruction/devastation of others....manifested in Hedonism(drugs/sex/possessions)

Work-ism or busy-ness(Work=Good)...borne by financial indebtedness, etc.

It is not possible for a marriage & family to survive, when one or more of the members is into themselves to the exclusion of others!

We may learn to live with one another, but we will have no power in the world!

Integrity—“The state of being whole & undivided: upholding territorial integrity & national sovereignty.” a.—The condition of being unified, unimpaired, or sound in construction. b.—Internal consistency or lack of corruption.


Integrity—1. Adherence to moral & ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty; 2. The state of being whole, entire, or undiminished; 3. Sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition.

Paul unveiled the role of submission inherent to a Christ-honoring nuclear family.

Christ-honoring nuclear families must operate under the umbrella of submission.

How is the implementation of submission essential to the integrity of Christ-honoring nuclear families?

4 arenas in which the implementation of submission secures Christ-honoring integrity for your (nuclear)family.

*Foundational(Christ-honoring) family integrity is found in Mutual Submission!...AND...

*Mutual Submission cannot be experienced fully apart from God’s love!

The Background of “SUBMISSION”:—:15-21 The Background of SUBMISSION:—:15-21

:15—“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,”

“Circumspectly”—akribwv—Adverb—1) Exactly, accurately, diligently. Strong—Exactly. Used 5X.

From—akron—1) The farthest bounds, uttermost parts, end, highest, extreme. Strong—The extremity.

“Fools”—asofov—Adj.—1)Unwise, foolish.

From—A(as a negative particle)—&—sofov—akin to safhv(clear); Wise(in a most general application).

“Wise”—sofov—1) Wise—1a) Skilled, expert: of artificers, 1b) Wise, skilled in letters, cultivated, learned—1b1) Of the Greek philosophers & orators, 1b2) Of Jewish theologians, 1b3) Of Christian teachers, 1c) Forming the best plans & using the best means for their execution. Sofov denotes wise, skilled, an expert. Strong—akin to safhv(clear); Wise(in a most general application).

:16—“redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”

“Redeeming”—exagorazw——1) To redeem—1a) By payment of a price to recover from the power of another, to ransom, buy off, 1b) metaph.--Of Christ freeing the elect from the dominion of the Mosaic Law at the price of his vicarious death; 2) To buy up, to buy up for one's self, for one's use—2a) To make wise & sacred use of every opportunity for doing good, so that zeal & well doing are as it were the purchase money by which we make the time our own. Strong—To buy up, i.e. Ransom; figuratively--To rescue from loss(improve opportunity). Used 4X.

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