It’s Time to Retire the Words “Husband” and “Wife” and Replace Them with Modern Language

I believe that the words “husband” and “wife” do not fit in our modern society.

“Husband” sounds to me like a master or a leader.

“Wife” sounds like a woman that stays home and bakes and takes care of babies.

The history and the context of those words have very little meaning in 2015.

I actually believe that that spouses would respect each other more if they were both referred to as equal parts of the relationship, rather than one having historical context as being a master and the other as being a home maker.

I personally don’t love the word “wife” and I’ve been married for almost a year. It has nothing to do with my husband or my marriage, I just don’t like seeing myself with that title, and I know that I’m not alone. Before my husband and I were married we were “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” which sound very similar and equal. Husband and wife are unequal words.

There’s a rumor that when gay marriage becomes legal, the words husband and wife will dissappear and people will be partners. I personally sure hope that that’s true.

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4 comments

  1. Are you smarter than God, who identified a married couple as husband and wife? God exists outside of time, and has the eternal truth on His side. What do you have? Your opinion which changes with the weather? The opinions of others whose opinions change with the dollar level of their respective bank accounts and investments?

    God knew best how to describe them, what attributes to give them, and what was best for them. He still knows these things as He changes not. Husband and wife are good words, and they bring blessing to the lives of people. Stop trying to rob people of their blessings.

    1. Really? God made up the words “husband” and “wife”? Did He tell you that? They are words. Words that do not translate into modern society. They were translated from a Hebrew language. Why not just choose the english version of partner and partner? Rob people of their blessings. You caught me.

    2. “Husband” and “wife” are translated words from Hebrew to English. God did not create the words husband and wife. Back when the bible was written, husband and wife were the traditional words used to describe a man and woman married couple. Sorry my opinion really irked you, lol. That means it got to you.

      1. http://legacy.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+2&version=NKJV

        No. Husband and wife are terms Almighty God used in the garden of Eden, way before the Hebrew language appeared on the face of the earth.

        “And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.

        And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.

        And Adam said:

        “This is now bone of my bones
        And flesh of my flesh;
        She shall be called Woman,
        Because she was taken out of Man.”
        Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

        And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.”

        Lies “irk” any normal person. They are arrogant and insulting. It’s not something of which you should be proud.

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