Slavery to a bad husband!

(William Secker, "The Wedding Ring")

"Husbands, love your wives and do not
 be harsh with them." Colossians 3:19

If the woman is a help to the man—then
let not the man cast dirt on the woman!

Secundus treated his wife like a servant! But
surely he was a monster—and not a man! He
was fitter for a tomb to bury him—than a
to bear him!

It is evil to play 'the butcher' with that gentle
, which has no arms but for embraces.
Because they are the 'weaker vessels'—shall
we break them all to pieces?

A wife must never be sharply driven—but
sweetly drawn
. Compassion may bend her
—but compulsion will break her! Husband
and wife should act towards each other
with consent—not by constraint!

The husband must provide for the wife's
necessities. You must not be a drone—and
she a drudge! Many husbands waste that
money in luxury—which should supply their
wives necessity! They have neither the piety
of a true Christian—nor the love of a true
husband. It is a sad spectacle to see a wife
in slavery to a bad husband—who keeps
her under his fetters!