What Many Women Misunderstand About Biblical Submission in Marriage

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As long as I have been a Christian, I have been very adamant about the importance of a wife submitting to her husband.

Why? Because I’ve read the New Testament and it says so, quite plainly, in Colossians 3, Ephesians 5 and 1 Peter 3.

I include these whole chapters because even more convincing is the overall context of why a wife is called to submit to her husband. It is a beautiful reflection of Israel’s restoration to her heavenly bridegroom, our Lord Jesus Christ.

I had the head knowledge down; however, for many years, and to this day, I have struggled to actually do the whole submitting part.

This is the truth about biblical submission I believe many influencers in my space won’t share.

I don’t have the usual story that you often see of a woman who was mean and naggy and bossy to her husband and then saw the light when someone showed her what the Bible said and applied it and now she happily “submits” to him and everything is fine.

I knew I should submit. I regarded my husband as the head of our household. I asked his permission for many things. I tried to do things around the house or in our life according to his wishes out of respect for him.

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