Women, have you learned to be submissive?
Can you submit to your husband in everything?
I’m not talking about being a doormat.
I’m not talking about letting someone think for you, use you, or abuse you.
I’m not suggesting you lose your individuality. God made you unique and special, a helpmate to the man.
(The godly mate will be able to recognize your unique and special characteristics and will treat you as the precious, royal vessel that you are.)
Ladies, being submissive does not mean being weak!
Submission simply means to be humble, to defer to the opinion or authority of another.
We can be humble and still have an idea.
We can refer to our husband’s opinions in significant decision-making and still give important input.
Remember, marriage is a team effort.
Women, can you let a man be the head of your life?
Can you respect a man even when you’re angry with him?
We need to do that if we expect to be godly and supportive wives.
The Bible says the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church. But, many women have issues with a ‘man’ being head.
We will have to deal with it and ask the Holy Spirit to help us be submissive if we desire to be a godly, loving, submissive, respectful wife, as Paul talks about.
Ladies, even when hurt and angry, we still need to respect our husbands as heads of the family in God’s eyesight.
He may be incorrect in what he said or rude in how he said it.
We need to pray to God, tell Him about our hurt, pain, and feelings of disrespect, and then tell our mate honestly how we feel without yelling, manipulating, crying, or judging.
Never, never, never go to sleep angry with your spouse.
Ephesians 4:26 says, In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry (NIV).
We should always talk about what hurt us, settle the dispute before we retire for the night, and tell our mate that we love him. (This goes for men, too).
What are your thoughts about marriage being a team effort?