Sunday, June 8, 2014

Submission, Blessing or Curse?


The few of you who read this blog should know how I feel.  :-)  If you do not,  I will save you the suspense.

Submission is no doubt a wonderful blessing to my life.  The day my eyes were opened to the concept, my marriage was forever changed.  Not in that one day, but over the course of the years...a little at a time.  I have ZERO regrets.  It has many times over been a huge help to our marriage and our individual walks.

I know, I know it isn't popular today.  In fact, my attempts to talk about it all in internet land usually lead to people name calling me or anyone who dares defend my words.  I have been called lots of unkind things over my videos that reference this topic.

It is something I stand behind 100%.  It is God's Word and it is pretty black and white on the topic.  If you claim Christ, you need to wake up and read the scriptures that call for wives to submit to their husband.  Folks make arguments against it often, but most are pretty baseless in my thoughts.  I don't mean to just outright dismiss them.  It is just that back when I was on the other side of the fence on this topic...I was a pretty adamant, independent, feminist myself.  However, one day God kindly opened my eyes and I see the passages so clearly I can't fathom how I ever made excuse otherwise.

I do not claim to have all of the scriptural understanding of all the Bible..  This is a topic I still learn daily on.  It is something that is a radical thought in this day and age.  It is so hated.  Our culture is growing to be nearly matriarchal.  Most decisions, especially buying decisions are made by women nowadays.  Women are often the real source of leadership in marriages, unless it is an older traditional-type couple.  Most younger couples have submissive men and dominant women.  They might not admit it, but they are.

Yes, I knew there are a few exceptions....but there sure don't seem to be a lot.  We don't have cable tv anymore, but when I get a glimpse of it and the commercials alone...you see it obviously.  Look how wise the ladies are portrayed.  Look at what idiots the men are made out to be.  It is just a reflection of our current culture.  It is not a reflection of Biblical values at all.

Do I hate women as I was once asked?  Hardly.  Of course I am one.  I love my sisters.  I only wish for them to experience the blessing of submission in marriage.  It truly is beautiful if you are open to how God can make it into a wonderful thing.  It is hard to learn a Bible based concept, if you have nothing but hate for it.  Don't hate it, embrace it.



6 comments:

  1. Amen and amen! If I drove and had my own car, I would put a bumper sticker that says " Submission is a blessing". Of course my tires would probably get slashed by naysayers.

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    1. LOL You are so correct, that would be a costly bumper sticker wouldn't it.

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  2. I have viewed your videos on the subject. i find it fascinating so many people should put you down, when you are simply expressing your opinion. These so called "forward thinking" people have the audacity to condemn you for thoughts that are different to their own. I am at a loss as to why people are so horrible to others. I am not very religious myself, however you have a right to talk about your beliefs. They do not hurt anyone else. If people disagree then they should turn off. I have watched all your videos, and read the disgusting comments people think are acceptable to voice. They are NOT acceptable by the way, feel free to block them! I don't have a you tube account myself, as I don't know I could stand the "haters" either. I just wanted to tell you that I really admire your inner strength and for standing up for your beliefs. You seem like a very kind and loving person. For every hater out there, there are lots more people (like me) who admire and respect you. Your voice is important, whichever medium you choose. :) By the way I love your sewing videos too. It would be great to see more.

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    1. Thank you for such a kind and encouraging note! The comments are discouraging on the videos sometimes. Yes, folks can be mean. Some seem to think it is a sport. One day I might let roll off my back so to speak, another it might cut deeper. The perils of being an emotional female I suppose. :-) Regardless I know I need to give some attention to the youtube account. Many have asked for a video update, I just haven't had it in me for a while I suppose. I do find the blog a lot easier, but even this I only typically write when led to do so and I have the down time to think. I am sure here one day soon I will update the videos. I almost did the other night and halfway though I was interrupted. LOL

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  3. Yes we are supposed to submit and obey, but a lot of men(especially sexist men) take that the wrong way and take to the extreme and abuse their power. I hear you go on and on about how important it is for women to submit and obey their husbands. Do you ever mention 1 Peter 3:7?
    I personally feel women may be weaker in some ways, but also stronger in some ways. After all women were much different back then. Just a thought. :)

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  4. It's been difficult for me to submit to my husband. I'm moving a bit towards plain-style dress and covering for modesty, but when it comes to obeying my husband, that is difficult after being abused by men growing up. My husband is wonderfully patient and not a man that gets all up in arms when I challenge him or try to manipulate him into getting what I want, but ever since we made the decision to get me home from work and on sick leave, he's been much harder to manipulate, which convicted me of my manipulative ways. I've been convicted on it, and am praying to God that He changes my heart. I also have to realize that most of the time, when my husband says no, it is because he's genuinely concerned for my health and says no because I'm asking him to go and buy ice cream.

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