Kate says . . .
I am jumping on the submission wagon too . . . because it is a wagon I want to be counted on!
If you have spent any time here at OFM, you know that we base our ministry on God’s word for marriage. We always have, but we have not always
looked in-depth for God’s design and desire for the roles a wife and a husband have in marriage. Now we are passionate about it. God’s design is amazing and when you are obedient to His word, your marriage is blessed.
Lately our friends in the marriage blogger world have been tackling this beautiful, emotional and many times controversial topic. We admire these bloggers greatly and wanted to share with you what they have been saying on the subject of submission. Take some time to check out these great posts on submission and dialogue with God about them. Seek what He wants your heart to hear from these articles. I am still learning as a wife where submission is concerned. There are days I struggle, but my desire is to be the wife God wants me to be.
If this subject confuses you, search the scriptures, they are your ultimate guide. Don’t take my word for it, or our good friends, God’s word is what matters most. Then talk to someone about what God is placing on your heart. You can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or any of our marriage blogger friends. I consider it a privilege to talk with women about submission and anything marriage.
Here are the articles that I have been gleaning from over the past couple weeks and they are well said! I also have attached a few of the articles Brad and I have written on the subject.
Conclusion~Would You Like To Dance? – The Generous Wife has done a fantastic series talking about submission and many of the hard questions that come along with it. I am linking her last article, because she has links to all the previous articles within this post. I truly appreciate her wisdom as a wife and all that she has to say on submission, being a generous wife and marriage.
Headship and Submission – Oh My! – The Generous Husband is also talking submission. We obviously like to see husbands and wives talk back and forth about subjects, because it gives you a more complete picture. Brad and I admire The Generous Husband and Wife-we just can’t say it enough.
Headship? Me? Maybe not . . . – The Generous Husband
Submit to Each Other? – The Generous Husband
Who Submits to Whom and Why? – The Generous Husband
Being The Head – The Generous Husband
Sexual Submission – The Generous Husband
How We Do Headship and Submission – The Generous Husband
A Picture of Submission – Scott at Journey to Surrender also has picked up on The Generous Wife’s series and has shared some of his own thoughts. Scott also has years of wisdom and great knowledge of God’s word. Brad and I love to glean from his words of wisdom.
The “S” Word and the “F'” Word – Journey to Surrender
Our articles on OFM talking about Submission:
We’re Diving In! Ephesians 5: 22-24 – One of my articles on submission and a verse that is who I want to be as a wife.
The Marriage Road Less Traveled – Another article that I wrote shortly after the first.
Journey to the Space In Between – Brad looks at submission in these three articles.
You will see that many people have strong opinions on these scriptures and what they mean. I also know there are many people who abuse submission or you may feel aren’t deserving. Check out these awesome posts and explore more deeply God’s heart for submission. God has a plan for us as wives and I don’t think we can understand its fullness until we have wrestled with these verses in Ephesians 5.
Be sure to share your thoughts below. Iron sharpens iron (Psalm 27:17) and we would love to hear what you are thinking and how God has spoken to you through His word!