Are You a Truly Submissive Wife?

Are You a Truly Submissive Wife?

If a husband wants his wife to only wear modest dresses, wear her hair long, not watch soap operas nor read sexually provocative romance novels, make sure she trains the children to obey her, and have the home picked up and dinner ready when he gets home, she should willingly submit to him. He is not asking her to sin by asking her to do any of these things.

Wives are commanded to submit to and obey their husbands in EVERYTHING (Ephesians 5:24) unless it is sin against God and His Word. This means a husband has the authority to tell his wife what to wear, how he wants her to wear her hair, when he wants dinner, what he wants for dinner, how the children are to be disciplined, what books she can read, and everything else as long as it’s not sinful. No, he can’t force her to submit to him, BUT a godly wife will willingly submit to everything her husband asks of her as God commands.

“Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing” (Ephesians 5:24) God’s Word says EVERYTHING. If you have a problem with that, you have a problem with God, not me.

Few women know what submission is since few teach it. Some think the husband only gets to make the big decisions. Some think they only submit if they feel like it and agree. No, submission means “to yield, resign or surrender to the power, will or authority of another.” Even in the little things, women. Even if you disagree. Even if you don’t feel like it. This is God’s will for you.

For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
1 Peter 3:5,6

3 thoughts on “Are You a Truly Submissive Wife?

  1. A lot of people that know me and my husband would call me submissive, but I’m not as submissive as I should be, in reality. I’m still struggling with feminist ideals instilled in me as I was growing up. A lot of times I’ve known it’s a feminist idea, but almost reflexively I carry through with it anyway. And then I’m weighed down with guilt. There’s noone around who believes in submission. At least to the extent of this post. I do some of what you mentioned already. But not as much as I should. I completely agree with most of your teaching. But I’m really struggling to make changes.
    God bless you Lori.

  2. Thank you Lori. I’m glad to see comments open again. Hopefully the trolls and bullies will stay away.

  3. Amen Lori! Very important reminder to submit in everything even the small things.

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