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Somehow we as women have decided that submission in a marriage is optional. Those who choose to be submissive in a marriage are weak, are abused or are allowed to be demanded into submission. The myths surrounding submission are endless. However, the Bible is very clear that submission in a marriage is not optional.
We have all seen those couples. The ones where they seem to have a special bond. The husband is kind and gracious to his wife. The wife, in turn, knows that she is valued and she pours on the affection to her husband as well. They don’t spread their personal business for all the world to see and they genuinely seem to care about each other. It looks like a perfect marriage. It looks this way because they are treating their marriage the way God designed it to be.
When we are submissive to our men they want to be kinder and gentler to us. They want to weigh out all their choices they make for the family because they know that we have faith in them and they know we trust that they are going to make the right decision for us. Being submissive to our men also causes us to be more spiritually bonded with them. The couple is more likely to seek God’s wisdom in all things.
But What Does The Bible Say:
As Christians women, we have somehow accepted the fact that we are supposed to be submissive to God but, however, we fight tooth and nail to do the same for our husbands. I once was the same way I though submission in a marriage was optional. After all, I have my own mind and opinions. My opinions often are a bit different from my husbands since we are polar opposites on almost everything. However, one thing we are in complete agreement about is God’s Word.
For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
Please, not this scripture does not say that husbands can be head over the wife only if she wants to. It also doesn’t say to sometimes allow our husbands to lead. Nope, it plainly says the husband is the head of the wife. Submission is not optional if it were then there would be no need for this verse anywhere. And as we all know we can not only follow the Bible half way so if the Bible says we are suppose to do something then guess what we are suppose to do it.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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