I am a believer in the wife submitting to her husband.
I know that perhaps that’s not a popular idea. I know it’s not politically correct.
I know it’s difficult, almost impossible. I know that no husband is perfect, and if he were it would make it no easier to submit.
I don’t think submission means being a doormat. I believe it means loving him more than I love myself, and therefore allowing him to take the leadership role, and honoring him in that.
I believe it means respecting him in front of my children, my friends, my family, my church, my blog readers, my facebook friends and twitter followers.
I believe it means sharing this life with him, working as a team, giving my opinions with love and gentleness, and then allowing him to make the final decisions when we can’t reach an agreement.
I am only just starting to understand what submission means, what ramifications it has for our marriage and home. I think that for me, submission has a lot to do with money. For you it might be different; it probably is. No two marriages are exactly alike.
And when it comes right down to it, I am blessed by this call to submit, because the man to whom I am called to submit is a man who recognizes God’s call on his life to love and lead.
Happy Father’s Day, sweetie.
It is an honor to be your wife.