I read this article from Ethics Daily this morning. It has some serious implications.
Southern Baptist Scholar Links Spouse Abuse to Wives' Refusal to Submit to Their Husbands
I can't help but think that some woman somewhere is going to be killed because of this argument.
If there ever was a time that pastors should be speaking out against domestic violence, that time is now. With the economy as bad as it is, I predict that DV is on the rise. I don't have to look beyond our local headlines to see it. It is especially bad for pregnant women.
In regards to the article, the women who hear this toxic message from a pastor and experience DV may end up giving their lives. The men who hear it and are perpetrators of DV will see it as a biblical right they have to abuse their wives.
NO woman (or man or child for that matter) deserves to be abused (physically, emotionally, sexually, psychologically, etc.). This message from this professor is dangerous through and through.