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The present day relevance of Paul's advice to the family in the epistle to Ephesians

A O Offiong

Abstract


Man is a social animal, he needs other human beings in order to survive, develop and achieve anything. The human family is one institution which provides an avenue for man to obtain these benefits from close relations. It affects every person and influences the society. Many people and organizations have made several efforts to improve and enhance the survival of the family. An example is the advice of Saint Paul, the Apostle to the Christian family in Ephesians 5:22-25 and 6:1-9. This paper examines this advice and its relevance to the society today.

Key Words: Paul, Apostle; Advice; Family, Christ; Ephesians




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