I Pronounce You Partner and Wife

It is a really tragic and sad story but it contains language that I find confusing.
From an Australian news source; A Sydney woman who died after sliding more than 40 metres from a slippery ice face in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park had planned to celebrate her 39th birthday with her husband when she emerged from the bush.
Ms Martin and her long-term partner had been on the final leg of a four-day hike and just about to celebrate her 39th birthday with a ”nice tea” when the accident happened.
Did you catch it?
She was with her husband, who is then called her partner.
The story continues; She was slightly above her partner, with about 10 to 15 metres of rope between them, when she fell down the 45-degree-angled ice slope.
Later on a law officer recounts that Ms Martin was above her husband when she slipped.
Her partner, who was roped together with her and who was believed to have been placing an anchor when she slipped, was pulled down, Sergeant Tod Hollebon from Te Anau police said.
Ms Martin’s partner tried to control the slide, but there was too much momentum and the pair only stopped when they came to a hollowed out area, Sergeant Hollebon said.
The peaks in Darren Mountains where the glacier was were about 1600 to 1700 metres above sea level. Police were still trying to determine how high the couple were when they fell.
Both were knocked unconscious in the fall but her partner, who suffered a fractured wrist and minor facial injuries in the fall, raised an alarm when he woke.
I don’t understanding this partner/husband thing.
Which is he?
What if we changed the husbands of the Bible to partner, and I’m sure that this will happen eventually.
Eph 5:22-24 Wives, submit to your own partners, as to the Lord. For the partner is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own partners in everything.
1 Cor 7:2-4 Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own partner. Let the partner render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her partner. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the partner does. And likewise the partner does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
Isa 54:5 For your Maker is your partner, The LORD of hosts is His name;
Partner carries no commitment or meaning. It sounds more like a business proposition than a marriage relationship.
It would sound completely senseless at the end of a wedding ceremony to say, “I now pronounce you partner and wife!”
Perhaps it’s a prelude to ending any kind of relationship status; kind of like making the Bible gender neutral.
My opinion, from a man that is a husband, I don’t like it!
I’m really very sorry that this woman lost her life. I’ll be praying for her HUSBAND.

2 thoughts on “I Pronounce You Partner and Wife

  1. To those walking in the LIGHT nonsence is just that. To those walking in the darkness it’s what they prefer to hear. There is alot going on in this world that saints can not grasp. That’s because our minds have been renewed. (like as being born again!) We are not to be troubled by what we see or hear. God has given us a SOUND MIND filled with knowledge of Himself, that is love.


  2. It could be a gentle way of beginning to slide away from husband and wife and into the politically correct gay marriage thing. I may be wrong, but if it isn’t man/woman it isn’t marriage. My spouse is my husband. He may be may partner but that is between us, not as a point of reference.


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