Wives in Submission to Their Husbands

Submission to Their Husbands

Submission is God’s ordinance for married women.  God’s design for a happy, healthy marriage is for the wives to be in submission to their husbands who are the head of the family (Ephesians 5:23).  This is not some ancient idea that can be easily tossed aside because of what century it is.  This is instituted by God for a reason.  He wants complete harmony and order to exist in marriages.  For that to happen, there can’t be a competition between husbands and wives for authority.  Naturally, God does not want wives to be silent, but respectful in giving their opinions.

Ephesians 5:22 says “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.”  And in 1 Peter 3:1-2 “wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won over without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct.”  Colossians 3:18 says “Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord”.  To take this to a higher level, we are all to “submit to each other out of reverence for Christ” (Ephesians 5:21).

2 Responses to Wives in Submission to Their Husbands

  1. Wendy @ E1A says:

    Quote: “Naturally, God does not want wives to be silent, but respectful in giving their opinions.”

    Amen!

  2. Carol says:

    Amen. The Bible gives us guidelines for healthy relationships!!

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