I was inspired to write this based on a conversation that I had yesterday with a friend of mine. We were talking about submission. I told her that my husband makes it easy….or maybe a better word would be pleasant…..to submit to him. He is a man that is worthy of respect, and I know that he is trustworthy. My husband is a man that makes it a pleasant to come under his authority. He isn’t a dictator, and he also respects me as well…..we make a great team. We talk things out before he makes the final decision on anything. I do still find myself “taking over” sometimes, and that is a constant battle within myself, but it isn’t hard to submit to him. He truly does love me, as Christ loves the church.
If you are reading this and thinking, “oh my, she is a slave”, I’m SO NOT a slave! Or a servant or anything of that kind. Let me share some scriptures from the Word of God (the Holy Bible) that will hopefully clarify a bit what I am talking about.
Ephesians 5:21-23 (New International Version)
Colossians 3:18 (New International Version)
18Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
I believe that God commanded (yes, I said commanded, this isn’t a suggestion, it is a command) husbands and wives to treat one another in this manner so as to promote unity within the marriage. If you are striving to respect and love one another as Christ loved the church, it is more difficult to fight with one another. No, my husband and I don’t really fight. We have been married for 16 years, and we have never really fought. We do disagree with one another occasionally, and occasionally one or the other does things that gets on the others nerves, but we don’t fight. I probably can count on one hand the fights we’ve been in since our marriage in January, 1990…..and the funny thing is, I don’t actually remember fighting……I guess forgiveness really works 🙂