Submission. It’s a very misunderstood word. I know plenty of women, both christian and non-christian alike, that cringe at the very word. The bible is very clear that as wives we are to submit to our husbands. But what exactly does that mean? Does it mean our husbands rule over us? No. Does it mean that we are slaves to our husbands? No.
It means that we are to place the husband into a role of leadership for our family and we are to be his helper. Being submissive in this way to our husband is an ultimate test of faith. But it is our choice, just as following Christ is our choice. A submissive wife is many things to her husband and over the next month and half, we will be looking deeper into what it means to be a submissive wife.
I am excited to announce that I have been invited to be a part of author/blogger/speaker Sara Horn’s book launch team for her new book!!!! I am having so much fun getting to know the other ladies on the team and learning so much as we discuss the hot topic of submission.
I read Sara’s book My So Called Life as a Proverbs 31 wife, and it was awesome! She did a 1 year experiment living out the verses of Proverbs 31. I highly recommend this book to all wives. It definitely improved my marriage! Not only do I love Sara’s writing style, but I also love how she writes from her heart. And I love how her writing can sometimes give ya the giggles because as moms and wives, there are just some situations in which we can really relate to one another!
Back to that word submission…Did I just see you cringe? Well, stop. It’s nothing to cringe about! Sara did a 1 year experiment exploring what it means biblically to be submissive to our husbands. On the description of her book, it reads:
This unique, entertaining, and thought-provoking personal account will challenge women to throw out their preconceived notions of what a submissive wife looks like and seek fresh leading from God for their lives and marriages today.
I have to admit that I had some preconceived notions of what submission is and over the past 6 months, my heart has been slowly changing (more on that story in the near future). And then, because God’s timing is amazing, I was invited to join this launch team. Over the next 6 weeks, you will see me periodically promoting this new book that premiers August 1, 2013. I can’t wait!!! As a launch team member, I will be receiving the book before it actually debuts and will be reviewing it here on the blog as a new series! I hope you will share your thoughts on the topic!
I have so much to learn about being a submissive wife. I hope you will follow along with me and that you too will read the book when it comes out. Submission is not a word to cringe over. It is a word that should bring joy to your heart as you follow God’s command. It will strengthen your marriage and your love for your spouse. It’s not a scary word. It’s a word that allows us to honor both our God and our husband. Looking forward to sharing with you over the next 6 weeks!
What are your initial thoughts on biblical submission?