Submission is a tough topic for many woman. It seems so barbaric, old fashioned…a myriad of negative words usually come to mind. However, I’ve come to realize God’s design for marriage, where a woman submits willingly to her husband, and where a man loves his wife as Christ loves the church, is beautiful, freeing, joyous…again, a myriad of words can apply here.
You Want Me to Submit? Part 1
Submission Equals Freedom? Part 2
Submit If He Isn’t Leading? Part 3
Submit When Your Husband Is Wrong? Part 4
Submission and the Unsaved Husband – Part 5
Abuse and Marital Submission – Part 6
Marital Abuse Defined & the Church’s Response – Part 7
How This Series Came About
I had just discovered the Marriage Monday linkup at Chrysalis. The topic for us to write about the following Monday was submission. I had written about it before, and figured I’d skip out on this one. I think God had other plans because the topic kept nagging at me to write about it. Plus, I couldn’t find my old post. Okay, I’ll write one post.
Only, I had more to say. And then more to say. Thus, a series was born. I’m still working on this growing series, but I figured a landing page with all the posts would come in handy. I’ll update this page as I go.
I hope this series helps clear up some of the negative connotations submission in marriage brings to mind, and shares the beauty of God’s plan for marriage which ultimately shows what our relationship with Jesus should look like. We are the bride, and Jesus Christ, the son of God, is our groom.
My soul will exult in my God;
For He has clothed me with garments of salvation,
He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.