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Much of the dispute hinges on how one interprets the New Testament Household Code (Haustafel) which has as its main focus hierarchical relationships between three pairs of social classes that were controlled by Roman law: husbands/wives, parents/children, and masters/slaves.The Code, with variations, occurs in four epistles (letters) by the Apostle Paul and in 1 Peter.Some authorities view them as applicable to 1st century new Christians living under an oppressive Roman legal system, while others believe they were intended to apply to all peoples of all times to come, including today.Stagg believes the several occurrences of the Code in the New Testament were intended to meet the needs for order within the churches and in the society of the day.These views range from one that believes the New Testament teaches complete equality of authority and responsibility between the man and woman in marriage, all the way to one that calls for a return to complete patriarchy in which relationships are based on male-dominant power and authority in marriage.The great debate about marriage in contemporary Christian circles is among three primary groups—"Christian egalitarians", "Complementarians", and "Biblical patriarchists".

Roles in Christian marriages between opposite-sex couples challenge deep-rooted beliefs, teachings, and traditions—most dating from biblical days.While marriage is honored and affirmed among Christians and throughout the Bible, there is no suggestion that it is necessary for everyone.Single people who either have chosen to remain unmarried or who have lost their spouse for some reason are neither incomplete in Christ nor personal failures.The Roman law of Manus gave the husband nearly absolute autocratic power over his wife, including life and death.The law of Patria Potestas (Latin for "Rule of the Fathers") gave a husband equally severe power over his children and slaves.

Roles in Christian marriages between opposite-sex couples challenge deep-rooted beliefs, teachings, and traditions—most dating from biblical days.While marriage is honored and affirmed among Christians and throughout the Bible, there is no suggestion that it is necessary for everyone.Single people who either have chosen to remain unmarried or who have lost their spouse for some reason are neither incomplete in Christ nor personal failures.The Roman law of Manus gave the husband nearly absolute autocratic power over his wife, including life and death.The law of Patria Potestas (Latin for "Rule of the Fathers") gave a husband equally severe power over his children and slaves.In the Catechism of the Catholic Church is explained that "the intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the Creator and endowed by him with its own proper laws.